School Self Evaluation Summary and Report 2018
OUR SELF-EVALUATION REPORT AND IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2018
In the last year, we have looked at teaching and learning in our school to find out what we are doing well. This is what we discovered:
• Students are very good at collaborative learning
• Students are very good communicators
• Students are very good at staying well
• The school is supportive of students feeling connected
• The school is supportive of students being active
This is what we did to find out what we were doing well, and what we could do better:
• Collected information from teachers on student proficiency in the Junior Cycle Key Skills.
• Conducted a staff evaluation of the school’s current Wellbeing provision.
• Surveyed 1st year students on teaching and learning in the areas of student reflection and ownership of learning.
This is what we are now going to work on:
• Student reflection on and ownership of their learning
This is what you can do to help:
Encourage your son to discuss what he has learnt at school and to identify his strengths and weaknesses in all subject areas. Assist your son in developing good organisation of his study based on his reflections on his learning.
Here is some information about how we are carrying out our work and about what the Department of Education and Skills requires us to do.
School time and holidays
The Department requires all post-primary schools to have 167 school days each year, and a 28-hour school week.
This year we had 167 school days, from 29th August 2017 to 1st June 2018. Our school week is 28 hours.
The Department sets out a standardised school year and school holidays.
This year we took all our school holidays within the permitted time. YES
The Department sets out arrangements for parent/teacher meetings and staff meetings. This year we had 6 parent/teacher meetings and 4 staff meetings, all in line with the Department’s regulations.
Looking after the children in our school
The Department requires schools to follow the Child Protection Procedures it has set down.
Our board of management has agreed in writing to do this. YES
All teachers know about the Procedures and we have told all parents about them and how we follow them. YES
Our Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Fr. Éanna ÓhÓbáin and our Deputy DLP is Mr. Philip Wallace
Enrolment and attendance
The Department requires schools to have and publish an admissions policy, to record and report attendance accurately, and to encourage high attendance and participation.
We have an admissions policy and it is published. YES
We reviewed (and updated) our admissions policy on: 19th October 2016
We keep accurate attendance records and report them as required. YES
We encourage high attendance in the following ways: through our curricular, pastoral, guidance and extracurricular provision.
This is how you can help: ensure that your son is only absent from school for exceptional and unavoidable reasons.
Positive behaviour for a happy school
The Department requires schools to have a code of behaviour, and asks us to consult parents and students about it. We do this. YES
Our code of behaviour describes and supports positive behaviour. YES
We have a very clear and high-profile anti-bullying policy in our school. YES