New Educate Together & CDETB Partnership Schools – February 2020 Transition Update

Educate Together & CDETB Partnership Advisory Group

Educate Together and City of Dublin Education & Training Board (CDETB) are working together in partnership on the transition of two existing Dublin City schools – Saint Kevin’s College, Crumlin and Cabra Community College to become CDETB/Educate Together second-level schools from September 2020.

Boards of Management

Three Educate Together representatives are being nominated to the Boards of Management of each school. The term of office for each member is three years.

Whole School Ethos Audit

Dr. Shivaun O’Brien from the Centre for Evaluations, Quality and Inspections, DCU facilitated a Whole School Ethos Audit with both schools. The aim of the  ethos audit was to explore the Educate Together ethos and assess if current practices in both schools reflect this ethos. Students and staff completed comprehensive surveys to identify the many strengths of the schools and identified areas which will be the focus of each school’s Ethos Action Plan for next two years.

Cabra Community College

Ethos Action Plan to focus on the following areas:

  • Transition to no compulsory school uniform.
  • Use of first names
  • Active teaching methodologies, collaborative practice and digital technologies
  • Ethical Education curriculum
  • Student voice
  • Sustainability
  • Extra-curricular sports and cultural activities

 Engagement with the Educate Together network

Management and staff attended  several  Educate Together events, workshops and training days:

  • Educate Together  Integrated Learning Symposium
  • Educate Together TY Coordinators  Network
  • Educate Together  Global Citizenship Event (Inspiring Active Students)
  • Educate Together Principals Network
  • Ethical Education  Professional Development course
  • Shared  learning event  with teachers from Clonturk Community College.

Cabra  Community College students have also attended a number of these events with their teachers. In the coming months Cabra  Community College teachers and students will be engaging in a variety of professional development courses and also visiting several Educate Together schools and events.

www.cabracc.ie

Saint Kevin’s College, Crumlin

Ethos Action Plan to focus on the following areas:

  • Transition to no compulsory uniform
  • Use of first names
  • The Ethical Education Curriculum
  • Student voice
  • Digital technologies
  • Sustainability

The school’s name

One of the most visual signifiers will be the school name change.  Following an extensive period of consultation with students, parents, staff and the wider community, a new name for the school will be unveiled shortly.

Engagement with the Educate Together network

Management and staff attended several Educate Together events, workshops and training days:

  • Educate Together Integrated Learning Symposium
  • Educate Together TY Coordinators Network
  • Educate Together Principals Network
  • Shared learning event with teachers from Clonturk Community College.

In the coming months St. Kevin’s teachers and students will be engaging in a variety of professional development courses and also visiting several Educate Together schools.

www.stkevinscollege.ie