Cashel Community School - Geography report

Cashel Community School’s Geography teachers can be proud of their hard work, according to a recently published Department of Education report.

Cashel Community School’s Geography teachers can be proud of their hard work, according to a recently published Department of Education report.

A Department Inspector visited the school on October 2nd, and carried out a mandatory subject inspection of Geography. Cashel Community School was established in 1994. The school is co-educational and has a current enrolment of 788 students.

The following are the main strengths of the Geography department: “Very good quality teaching and learning was observed in geography lessons. The students’ experience of Geography is enhanced by the use of stimulus materials both in teaching and in classroom environments. Uptake of higher-level geography is strong while achievement at higher level is significantly strong. Provision for Geography is very good in the school. Collaborative planning for Geography is well established”.

The main recommendations are: “The identification of a clear learning intention at the outset of geography lessons would add further coherence and structure to the lesson for students. Collaborative planning should now identify a small number of priority areas for development and place these within a time-bound action-planning cycle.”

Full report in this week’s Tipperary Star.