Application is now open for the Step Up Project, which is part of the School Excellence Fund (SEF), an innovation of the Department of Education and Skills. The project enables post-primary schools to participate in innovative projects which are context-specific and aimed at improving learning outcomes for young people. The overarching aim of the SEF Step-Up Project is to support schools already at an effective level of practice to move to a highly effective level of implementation of the new Framework for Junior Cycle. Cuirtear fáilte roimh iarratais ó scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge agus scoileanna sa Ghaeltacht chomh maith. To find out more about the project and to apply click here.
Inspectors are available to provide SSE Advisory Visits in primary schools, to support schools as they re-engage with SSE process. Click here for more information.
The Inspectorate has organised seminars for primary principals who are leading SSE in their schools. They will be hosted by Navan, Drumcondra, Blackrock, Galway, Waterford, Athlone, Cork and Donegal Education Centres. For further details and booking information click here.
Circular 0016/2018 was published in March 2018. It clarifies how primary schools should re-engage with the SSE process between now and 2020. It amends the numbers of areas of focus that schools are expected to engage in. All other guidance and advice contained in Circular 0039/2016 remains valid. It is available for download here.
SSE Update 10 for primary schools has recently been published. This issue focuses on supporting school to re-engage with the SSE process. It is available for download here.