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1. Clár Críochnú Scoile, Conamara Thiar Theas (School Completion Programme-Southwest Connemara) Email
Address: Contact Details:

An Clochar
An Cheathrú Rua

Contact: Noreen Ui Dhonnacha
Telephone: 091-595826
Email: noreen.uidhonnacha@scp.ie
Email: comhordaitheoir/_ccs@hotmail.com

The School Completion Programme (SCP) was set up as part of Department of Education and Skills (DES) DEIS Strategy – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools. Its aim is to increase the numbers of young people staying in primary and second level school and in doing so improve the numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle.

The SCP operates in 470 primary schools and 224 post-primary schools.  Each of the SCP projects is led by a management committee comprising school principals, HSCL co-ordinators, parents and voluntary and statutory agencies. At a national level, SCP is supported by a national leadership team within the Senior Management Team of the Educational Welfare Services of the Child and Family Agency, with responsibility for overseeing the operation and work of the local projects.

SCP work focuses on targeting and providing supports to young people identified to be most at risk of early school leaving and includes:

  • Identifying and supporting children at risk of not reaching their potential in the educational system because of poor attendance.
  • Improving participation and retention via initiatives such as breakfast clubs; homework clubs; afterschool supports; mentoring programmes; and therapeutic interventions.
  • Ensuring that schools have in place the appropriate procedures to monitor, identify and respond to attendance, participation and retention issues.
  • Implementing transfer programmes to support young people transitioning from primary to post-primary school.


People to Contact

Noreen Ui Dhonnacha

Aoife Ui Mhurchú


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