A Whole School Evaluation of Scoil an Bhealaigh, Clonoulty, Cashel, has found support for the pupils’ well-being to be “very good.”
A Dept. of Education inspector carried out the WSE on November 19th, and the report was published on February 26th. All schools in the state are subject to such regular evaluations.
Scoil an Bhealaigh is a co-educational, vertical primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. It has two mainstream class teachers, a resource teacher, who is based in the school, and a shared learning-support teacher. There are currently twenty-four pupils enrolled in the school.
The school has strengths in the following areas: “The overall quality of learning achievements of pupils in literacy and numeracy, are good. Pupils’ learning and educational experiences are extended through good use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). All teachers demonstrate good skills in managing multi-grade class groups and their awareness of the learning needs of individual pupils is praised. Support for pupils’ well-being is very good and the pupils benefit from participation i an inclusive school environment. The board of management works diligently to support the ongoing development of the school. The parents’ association makes a significant contribution to the school. The principal (Joseph Carmody) attends to management and administration in a conscientious manner.”