Thurles CBS English teachers are top of the class

Subject Inspection of English

Thurles CBS English teachers are top of the class

A Department of Education Inspection has found that the teaching and learning in the subject of English in Thurles CBS is “good or very good in almost all lessons.”

The inspection was carried out on March 9 this year, and published on October 5.

All schools are regularly inspected to ensure they comply with standards.

C.B.S. Thurles on Rossa Street, Thurles, is a voluntary secondary school for boys, under the trusteeship of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST). In recent years, the school’s enrolment has increased considerably, from 420 to 700. The curricular programmes offered by the school include the Junior Certificate, an optional Transition Year (TY), the established Leaving Certificate and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme.

The key findings are: “effective practices noted in classrooms included good quality questioning, promotion of pair work, and utilisation of information and communications technology (ICT) as a teaching and learning tool. The quality of teaching observed was good or very good in almost all lessons, with some exemplary practices noted; there was scope for development in differentiation practices. The quality of learning ranged from very good to satisfactory; there was scope for development in formative assessment practices." 

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