4) School Support Programme
The chool support programme facilitates children to complete their education. It gives support in various areas e.g. Breakfast Club, After School Clubs, in school activities. It also organises holiday activities and out of school provision. It provides funding for Psychological Assessments, Speech & language Assessments and follow up therapy, Music in the classroom etc.
The Department of Education and Science most recent initiative to combat educational disadvantage is DEIS - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools. St. Thomas Junior School is in Band One of DEIS. Teachers, Board of Management and the school community are enthusiastic to implement the many suggested initiatives to improve literacy and numeracy and the attendance of our pupils.