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School Self Evaluation (SSE)

School Self Evaluation- An Introduction

SSE was introduced into the Irish education system in 2012 to improve teaching and learning. From 2012 -2016 there was a focus on Literacy and Numeracy. From 2016- 2020 schools engaged with the next cycle of SSE whereby they continue to maintain a meaningful focus on literacy and numeracy as well as introducing and embedding the Framework for Junior Cycle 2015.

It is a collaborative, reflective process of internal school review, focused on school improvement. We aim to reflect the standards of highly effective practice as outlined in Looking at Our School 2016: A Quality Framework for Post Primary schools.

School self-evaluation further develops the school development planning process, and focuses it firmly on teaching and learning.

SSE in Loreto College Mullingar

In Loreto College Mullingar we endeavour to practice highly effective teaching and learning. We aim to engage students to become active learners and critical thinkers and achieve to the best of their abilities. We have focused on the following strands in our School Improvement Plans.

Strand 1 Literacy

Strand 2 Numeracy

Strand 3 Teaching and Learning

Strand 4 Managing Myself and Reflection

Our aims in each strand are summarised below:

Literacy Increase % students reading for enjoyment Increase no. of students who check their work for mistakes Increase in students comfortable working in pairs/groups
Numeracy Increase % students who like maths Increase use and understanding of mathematical language Improve learner outcomes in state exams and % uptake of subjects at higher level
Teaching & Learning Students will be able to identify the focus of each lesson Success Criteria will be an integral part of teaching and learning Adopt a whole school approach to specific cross curricular tasks
Reflection & Managing myself Improve use of digital technology to help students organise their work Increase reflection on learning in classroom practice Improve student responsibility for monitoring their learning

 

Our School Improvement Plan 2017-2021

SSE Report 2018

Numeracy – School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Literacy – School Improvement Plan (SIP)