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.
We have developed some examples of how schools might use Looking at Our School 2016, A Quality Framework for Primary Schools to support their SSE process. These scenario schools move through the steps of the process and explore how the domains and standards, as well as the statements of effective and highly effective practice might be used. They are available here.
The Report of the Chief Inspector (2013 – July 2016) was published recently. It examines the findings of inspectors from their evaluation work in schools during that period. You can read about its contents and download the report here.
An updated legislative and regulatory checklist for Boards of Management has been published and is available here.
Boards should complete this checklist as an appendix to their SSE report. It is intended to assist the board of management in carrying out its leadership and management responsibilities and functions, as set out in the Education Act (1998), and within the context of its own school.