NCGE - A Whole School Guidance Framework

This Framework is intended to be a resource for schools to support the planning, design and delivery of the whole school guidance programme in line with the requirements of The Education Act (1998), that schools provide students with “access to appropriate guidance to assist them in their educational and career choices” (section 9c). A continuum of support model for the school guidance programme, similar to the school support model of the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), is presented in the Framework – guidance for all, guidance for some and guidance for a few.The continuum comprises a whole school approach to guidance through guidance-related learning to individualised supports for students.The Framework identifies three areas of learning to facilitate students’ development in eight areas of competence. The areas of learning include: learning relating to oneself (personal/social development), educational opportunities (educational development) and career decision making (career development).

An additional poster resource is available to download HERE 

In November 2018 NCGE launched a suite of online resources for whole school guidance (Junior Cycle) .These resources are available for all schools to access, use and adapt in exploring whole school guidance in Junior Cycle using the NCGE Framework. NCGE will be providing additional supports to schools in utilising these resources.
To access the current resources go to:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Date for Review: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018


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