LITERACY & NUMERACY
Literacy and numeracy are among the most important life skills that our schools teach. Literacy and numeracy skills are crucial to a person’s ability to develop fully as an individual, to live a satisfying and rewarding life and to participate fully in our society. In 2011, the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, published Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020. The strategy sets targets for improving literacy and numeracy standards to be achieved by the year 2020.
STEM within the school is primarily promoted within STEM club and through the curriculum in the relevant subjects. It is also promoted through other extra-curricular activities throughout the year including Science week, BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Visit, Maths week activities, Engineers week activities, SciFest, guest speakers, Trinity Walton Club, Salters’ Chemistry and much more.
LAOS – The Inspectorate has developed a new Quality Framework for Schools. The framework is published in Looking at Our School 2022 A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schools. It provides a unified and coherent set of standards for two dimensions of the work of schools: teaching and learning and leadership and management. The Quality Framework will inform the work of inspectors as they monitor and report on the work in schools. The teaching and learning dimension of the Quality framework will support schools as they engage in the school self-evaluation process.