School Self Evaluation Update: 19/1/2015
Enniscorthy Vocational College commenced its engagement with the School Self Evaluation process at the beginning of the academic year 2013/14. It was decided that the focus for the first year would be on literacy. Questionnaires were administered to students, parents and teachers so as to increase the reliability and validity of the findings. The six steps in the Self Evaluation process were rigorously adhered to throughout the process.
The data from the different stakeholders was then analysed culminating in the School Self Evaluation Report and the School Improvement Plan. The ultimate aim is to increase the literacy skills of all students over the next three years. The three key areas identified for improvement were as follows:
- To increase the number of students taking Higher Level English at Leaving Certificate.
- To improve the standard of spelling amongst students.
- To improve students oracy skills.
The full version of the School Self Evaluation and Improvement Plan for literacy can be obtained on request from the school office.
At the beginning of the academic year 2014/15 the focus of attention shifted to numeracy and at present the core group is at the data analysis stage.