School Development Plan

School Development Plan 2016-2019


Procedural Curricular Physical/Other SSE
Acceptable Use Policy Maths Replace Front Gate Continue Problem Solving for Maths 1st-6th

(Year 3)

Visual Arts Relay front Yard Continue Visual Arts Targets (Year 2)
Code of Discipline History Replace prefab and build additional mainstream classroom Literacy – Commence New Area (Year 1)
Child Protection


SPHE/RSE Replace internal doors
New Language Curriculum – Oral Language Junior Infants Install School Sign
  Install reception sign
  Reinforce and Paint Basketball Poles and replace safety padding.



Procedural Curricular Physical/Other SSE
Assessment Gaelige


Paint Playground games on Junior Yard Commence Year 1 Maths – new area


Begin replacing classroom flooring


Commence Year 2 Literacy




Replace School Toilets (pending summer works grant) Commence Year 3 Visual Arts
Child Protection


New Language Curriculum – Reading and Writing  Junior Infants and Senior Infants


Replace doors on remaining classroom presses
Critical Incident Policy for Storm   Build mainstream Classroom to facilitate 8th mainstream teacher



Procedural Curricular Physical/Other SSE
Child Protection Music Revamp shelters Commence Year 2 Maths
Anti-Bullying PE Replace Footpaths and pathway at front of school Commence Year 3 Literacy
 ICT Drama Begin Installing Blackout blinds in classrooms Commence Year 1 – Third Curricular Area
Equality of Access and Participation




School Plan Background

Information Under Section 21 of the Education Act, schools are required to have a school plan. According to the Primary Professional Development Service, the plan must be prepared, reviewed and updated. Every school must assess its current strengths and weaknesses, set effective and realistic objectives for building on its strengths and addressing its weaknesses, monitor and review its objectives and at the end of the period of the plan, evaluate the extent to which the objectives have been achieved. The Principal must lead this process and is accountable to the Board of Management and the Inspectorate for it. Under School Self Evaluation (SSE), schools are required to examine their own practice to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. Schools must back up their findings with data from a variety of sources and report on the process to their own school community. Initially, this is focused on ‘Teaching and Learning’ and ties in with the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. School-Self-Evaluation is a tool to be used for the creation of the School Self -Evaluation Report and School Improvement Plan. The plan must be implemented, monitored and reviewed. While the current School-Self Evaluation Guidelines focus on ‘Teaching and Learning’, in the future, ‘Management and Leadership’ and ‘Support for Pupils’ will be the focus. It is important to note however, that the aforementioned Section 21 of the Education Act still applies.

Data Gathering


In our October meeting, the school development plan consultation was explained. All teachers were then given a sheet which asked the teachers to list the strengths of the school and the areas that could be developed and improved. To assist people it listed the curricular policies and the SSE Checklist.


In the December all parents were informed about the School Development Plan, a draft copy was made available to them via the school website. Anyone with individual comments/suggestions were invited to contact the school. A copy was also given to the parents association and feedback and input was welcomed.