A team of Department of Education Inspectors spent more than a week interviewing staff and pupils, visiting classrooms, checking paperwork and burrowing into the workings of the Ard Scoil. Below is a summary of their findings and also graphs showing the results of parent and student questionnaires.
Summary of Findings - Issued January 2012
Learning and teaching are of a very good standard overall.
Ard Scoil na nDéise is a high functioning school with effective leadership of staff and students.
The school has a strong professional capacity to pursue and implement its identified priorities.
Distributed leadership, both amongst staff and students, is successfully promoted in the school.
High expectations are set for students in all aspects of their attendance, participation and attainment.
The school offers a broad curriculum and a range of extracurricular activities.
Significant progress has been made in progressing subject, department and school development planning.
Facilities are well maintained with very good attention paid to improving the environmental efficiency of the buildings.
Questionnaire Results: The Graphs
11th December 2011
Department of Education Inspectors visited Ard Scoil during the last weeks of October. As part of the whole school evaluation, students and parents were asked to complete questionnaires. Below are links to the results in graph form.