SCP is one of eight initiatives under the School Support Programme. The School Support Programme includes:
· Home School Community Liaison Scheme
· School Completion Programme
· Support Teachers Project
· Early Start Pre-School Scheme
· Giving Children an Even Break
· Breaking the Cycle
· Disadvantaged Area Scheme
· Literacy and Numeracy Schemes
The School Completion Programme is a targeted programme which aims to increase the numbers of children and young people staying in primary and post primary and in doing so improve the numbers of young people who successfully complete the senior cycle, or equivalent. The primary focus of the Programme is to work with those identified as being at risk of Educational Disadvantage through early school leaving.
The SCP aims to impact positively on school:
~ Retention; and
Here at St. Thomas' our Jobstown SCP is coordinated by Domhnall Costigan and we have one full time Project Worker Laura Byrne who provides the following supports for our children:
1) Breakfast Club
Runs every school day in the Home/School Building from 8.20am until 8.55am.
2) In-school Supports
One to One and Small Group work.
3) After-school clubs
After School Club runs 4 days per week for 1st and 2nd class children. During this time the children are provided with a snack, supported to do their Homework and take part in activities such as Art, Baking, Sport etc.
4) Mid-term & Summer Camps
Camps are run during all of our school holidays. During this time the children have the opportunity to take part in new activities, go on trips and most of all have fun!
The Rainbows is a peer support programme for children and young people affected by loss because of bereavement, separation or divorce.
6) Transfer Programme
Each year the children from 2nd class take part in a programme designed by our SCP team to support their transition from the Junior School to the Senior School.
To find out more information on any of the above please contact the class teacher or Laura, our Project Worker.