School Completion Programme

What is the 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 TESS – Tusla Educational Support Services

The aim of SCP 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 focuses on targeting and providing supports to young people by identifying and supporting those at risk of not reaching their potential in the educational system because of poor attendance, participation and retention.

What supports are available in School Completion Programme?

  • One to One Support
  • Behaviour Management
  • Self Esteem Programme
  • Anger Management Programme
  • Social Skills Programme
  • Personal development and Mental Health Programmes
  • Attendance initiatives, awareness and supports
  • Transfer Programme
  • Strengthening Families Programme
  • Summer Camps
  • Out of school support

How can a young person take part?

They need to be referred to SCP. SCP has a referral process, parents, school personnel and other agencies provide information when referring a child or young person. SCP considers all referrals to see if it is the best support for your child. Not every child who is referred will receive support from SCP.

How can I find out more?

If you want to find out more, please contact Andrea Duffy SCP Coordinator/ Sinead Mc Court SCP Project Worker or your Home School Community Liaison Coordinator or the School Principal.

Contact Number: 087 328 5822

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