NCGE hosted a dissemination conference on Tuesday, 13th November in the Department of Education and Skills to present the outcomes of its pilot project on;
'Looking at Whole School Guidance in Junior Cycle'.
The conference provided the 16 schools that had participated in the pilot project the opportunity to share their journey with education partners; policy makers, school management organisations, the teaching unions, guidance counselling training providers and principals and guidance counsellors from schools.
Access the programme HERE
NCGE Director, Jennifer McKenzie, also formally launched a set of resources for use in implementing the Framework (at Junior Cycle). These resources are now available for all schools to use.
Access the resources HERE
At this Dissemination Conference, NCGE Guidance Programme Coordinator Linda Darbey presented an overview of the Whole School Guidance Framework, the Pilot Project, and the Dissemination Conference itself.
Her presentation is available below.
Four schools presented their experiences and showcased their work at the conference. You can access some of the presentations from the schools below.
Loreto College, Foxrock is an all-girls voluntary secondary school in south Dublin with over 560 students. The school has two Guidance Counsellors who also are teaching in addition to their role as Guidance Counsellor.
Tullamore College is a non-denominational, ETB DEIS school with 642 students, in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. The school had one Guidance Counsellor until last year, getting the second Guidance Counsellor proved the impetus for the school to join the pilot project.
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, is a co-educational community school in Youghal, East Cork which also offers education through the medium of Irish. Three Guidance Counsellors provide guidance to the 958 students currently enrolled in the school.
Scoil Muire agus Pádraig is a voluntary, co-educational, stand-alone, DEIS secondary school in Swinford, Co. Mayo with a current enrolment of 325 students. The school has one Guidance Counsellor.
ARTICLE outlining the work undertaken