School Self Evaluation and School Improvement 2018/2019

Again, in the 2018/2019 school year, Enniscorthy Vocational College continued its engagement with the School Self Evaluation 2016-2020 (SSE) process.  The SSE team consists of the following teachers: Ms. N. Doyle, Ms. English, Ms. Merriman, Ms. Ryan, Mr. Stack, Ms. A. Doyle, Ms. A. Walsh and Ms. Kennedy, all of whom have volunteered to steer progress in school improvement. The six steps in the Self Evaluation process are being adhered to throughout the process.

We continued to work on last years SSE focus (2017/2018) of Teachers Collective  / Collaborative Practice by actively promoting improved use of Office 365 and VSware within the school community. We are working towards the highly effective statement where ‘teachers value their role within a professional learning organisation, and as a matter of course share their expertise with other teachers in the school’. LAOS 2016

It was decided that the second SSE focus for (2018/2019) would be based on Learner Outcomes focusing on the following standard, ‘Students have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required to understand themselves and their relationships’.  Currently the school is engaging with training in Restorative Practice and it is intended that we apply the SSE process to this work as a method of achieving the LAOS standard. Work will begin on this in September 2019.

At all times the aim of the SSE process is to promote school improvement and contribute to reaching targets laid down in our DEIS Plan.