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You are here Three Year Plan 2013 - 2015 Actions to Ensure Progression of Pupils in School (2014-2015)

To increase our actions for full participation by 3 Measures/Resources
Objective(s) of Intervention
Numbers Targeted
Outcome(s) of Intervention
Activities to ensure transfer to secondary school: visit to FCJ Secondary School & Bunclody Vocational College by Sixth Class, use of Transition Year students on work experience from secondary schools, attendance at secondary school concerts, promotion of Open Days in secondary schools and dates for enrolling and sitting entrance tests, preparation of pupils to sit entrance tests, liaising with secondary schools to ensure enrolments take place
To ensure 100% of Sixth Class pupils transfer to secondary school
All Year
100% of pupils successfully enrolled and transferred to secondary school
Activities to ensure that all pupils remained in school and progressed accordingly (other than those who left the country) - tracking all pupils who left the school to ensure they enrolled in other schools, transfer of information to the new school when enrolling elsewhere, liaising with families who travel during the school year (HSCL) and with the Education Welfare Board
To ensure that 100% of pupils would return to school in September (other than those who left the country)
All Year
100% of pupils returned to school in September (other than those who emigrated)
Monitor participation rates in extra-curricular activities: Chess Club, French Club, Scratch Computer Club, Draughts Club, Gaeilge Club, Senior Infants Club, Debating Club, Sports Clubs - Hurling, Football, Camogie, Soccer
To ensure that the target pupils will actively and regularly participate in at least one after school activity
All Year
Participation rates were very high with over 95% attendance at all activities. However a small number of girls in the senior classes (did not participate in any after-school activities.

Homework Club (through the School Completion Programme)

To ensure active participation in class by all targeted pupils
September - May
Over 90% attendance daily
Promotion of the ethos of a good work ethic and of expectation and confidence in pupils that they should work hard in school and expect to achieve success and complete Third Level Education.
Ensure that high expectations are constantly communicated to all pupils
All (but 62 pupils in particular)
All Year
A significant number of target pupils who are Travellers (Traveller girls in particular) only see marriage at 17 or 18 years old (already arranged in primary school) and do not see even completing the Leaving Certificate as an expectation. This outlook is generally supported by their families.