School Excellence Fund Project
Las an tSlí 2018-2022
What the project is about
Scaffold transitions between primary and post-primary
This project aims to build meaningful relationships between the child, parents and teachers across primary and post-primary to ensure that transitions to post-primary occur in a routine way, over time rather than being abrupt transitions.
Although post-primary schools have induction programmes and homework supports in place, further scaffolding is required to support children from DEIS schools safely navigate the transition to post-primary.
Empower parents and promote family learning
Equally, empowerment of parents to value and share in their child successful transition requires active, explicit engagement over time, both at primary and post-primary level.
This project aims to
- Scaffold the child’s educational journey by focusing on Comprehension Strategies: key basic skills in information processing filing and retrieval, critical thinking across primary language and SESE curriculum
- Focus supports on class levels 4th-6th in primary and 1st year post-primary
- During the first year primary school pupils and teachers will access IT support and expertise from post-primary schools in the cluster. Workshops for children and parents will ensure that parents get the opportunity to share new learning with their children.
- Through school visits between all cluster school, teachers will get the opportunity to share classroom practices in relation to teaching and learning
- From the visits it is hoped that an agreed approach to the use of comprehension strategies to support learning will be formulated and piloted in the following year.
the second year of the project we will scaffold the child’s cultural journey by
focusing on basic drama and theatre skills that will promote
- key basic skills in communicating and working with others
- develop an awareness of cultural contexts
- ensure that learning outcomes are grounded in relationships connected to family and community
- We will collaborate and promote the HSCL’s recent initiative on family learning to provide focused, proactive support for parents.
|St. Joseph’s NS||4th-6th class|
|St. Vincent’s Post- Primary||1st years, TY students|
|Redeemer Boys||4th-6th class|
|O’ Fiaich College||1st years, TY students|
|De La Salle Post- Primary||1st years, TY students|