SCHOOL COMPLETION PROGRAMME DUBLIN 1 AND 7
Dublin 1 & 7 School Completion Programme CLG
The Dublin 1 & 7 School Completion Programme (D1&7 SCP) is a community-based project, established in 2003 that works with young people both in and out of school. The cluster covers a catchment area of 9 DEIS schools; 3 Post-Primary and 6 Primary from Gardiner Street in the east to the border of Phoenix Park in the west (see map below).
Mission of the Dublin 1&7 SCP:
· address identified barriers to education for young people in the north west inner city
· promote positive and appropriate educational participation for young people of school-going age within the Dublin 1 and 7 areas.
· develope initiatives aimed at attendance promotion, academic achievement and the general well-being of the young person.
· promote the importance of education in the school, throughout the community and in the homes of the young people we work with.
· undertake a whole-community approach to learning through the cultivation of partnerships with all stakeholders; statutory, voluntary, community and parental in the academic, social and ethical education of the student.
Stakeholders on the Board of Management include:
· Representatives from the 9 schools (links to these schools can be found here)
· Representatives from 2 local Youth Services, Brádog and Stoneybatter Youth Service
· Representatives from the two local Child and Family projects; Aosóg and Step by Step
· A representative from the North West Inner City Area Network
· A representative from our local Community Development Project, An Síol
· A representative from the local Garda Youth Justice Project; MOST
· A representative from One Family
The D1&7 SCP provides a range of support services to schools within its cluster including: Afterschool Clubs, Breakfast Clubs, Therapeutic supports, Emotional well-being and Behavioural supports and holiday programmes. The cluster employs trained Project Workers to work directly with targeted young people to help them address barriers to engagement within the education system. This work is carried out in collaboration with schools, families and local agencies to ensure consistency of approach and the effectiveness of the intervention.
THE SCHOOL COMPLETION PROGRAMME -
The School Completion Programme (SCP) is a targeted programme of support for primary and post primary children and young people who have been identified as potentially at risk of early school leaving or who are out of school and have not successfully transferred to an alternative learning site (i.e. Youthreach, Community Training Centre etc.) or employment. It is a support under the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) Programme, funded by Tusla Education Support Services (tess).
SCP aims to retain a young person to completion of the leaving certificate, equivalent qualification or suitable level of educational attainment which enables them to transition into further education, training or employment.
There are 122 SCP projects covering 467 primary and 222 post-primary schools. Annual programme funding is 24.7m.
The SCP is one of three strands of Tusla Education Support Service (tess) including the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme and the Educational Welfare Service. All three strands share the same national outcomes: