Three Roscommon schools have been included in the Government’s DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) Plan 2017 to tackle educational disadvantage.
Strabaggan NS and St Lasair’s NS, which are both located in Arigna and Cloonbonnif NS, Castlerea will now receive additional supports which the next School year commences in September.
The DEIS Plan 2017 sets out the Department’s vision for education to more fully become a proven pathway to better opportunities for those in communities at risk of disadvantage and social exclusion.
Among the aims of the DEIS Plan are
– To improve the learning experience and outcomes of pupils in DEIS Schools
– To improve the capacity of school leaders and teachers to engage, plan and deploy resources to their best advantage.
– To support and foster best practice in schools through inter-agency collaboration
– To support the work of schools by providing the research, information, evaluation and feedback to achieve the goals of the Plan
16 Roscommon Schools are currently benefiting from involvement in the DEIS Plan.