Deeside School Completion Programme
The School Completion Programme (SCP) was set up as part of Department of Education and Skills (DES) DEIS Strategy which is: Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, and is now under the remit of TUSLA.
Its aim is to increase the numbers of young people staying in primary and second level education and in doing so improve the numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle, or its equivalent.
In Ardee Community School, SCP work focuses on targeting and providing supports to young people identified to be most at risk of early school leaving and includes:
- Identifying and supporting children at risk of not reaching their potential in the educational system because of poor attendance, participation and retention.
- Ensuring that schools have in place the appropriate procedures to monitor, identify and respond to attendance, participation and retention issues.
Our initiatives include- Student Support Programmes; Homework Clubs; Active Boys Groups; Skincare & Beauty Courses; Leadership for Life; Friends for Life and Social Skills Groups; Strengthening Families Programmes; Transfer and Induction Programmes; Attendance Initiatives, Awareness and Supports.
Ardee Community School shares a School Completion Programme with Primary Schools in the Ardee area: Monastery National School, Scoil Mhuire Na Trocaire, Tallanstown National School and Ballapousta National School.
The staff of Deeside SCP in Ardee Community School are:
Andrea Duffy, Co Ordinator 0873285822
Sinead Mc Court, Project Worker 0873285820
Ciara O’Duill, Project Worker 087 3285820