Subject Inspection of Irish at Cashel Community School

A SUBJECT Inspection in Cashel’s Community School has found that the quality of teaching and learning in Irish “varied across the lessons observed in so far as practice was good or very good in most instances” and, in a minority of cases, there was “scope for improvement”. C

A SUBJECT Inspection in Cashel’s Community School has found that the quality of teaching and learning in Irish “varied across the lessons observed in so far as practice was good or very good in most instances” and, in a minority of cases, there was “scope for improvement”. C

Cashel Community School is a coeducational post primary school operating under the trusteeship of the Presentation Sisters, the Christian Brothers and South Tipperary Vocational Education Committee (VEC). Inspectors visited the school on February 20, and the report was published recently.

The main findings are: “There was a variation in the quality of teaching and learning as observed across the lessons. On the whole, the quality of teaching and learning was good. Irish was the principal language used in the majority of lessons. Students participated in lesson activities and their efforts regularly resulted in worthwhile learning outcomes. A programme of co-curricular activities supports the promotion of Irish outside the

classroom. Self evaluation, at both departmental and individual levels, is an integral part of the subject development planning process.”

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.