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School Completion Programme

The School Completion Programme (SCP) was set up as part of Department of Education and Skills (DES) DEIS Strategy – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools.

SCP work focuses on targeting and providing supports to young people identified to be most at risk of early school leaving and includes. Identifying and supporting children at risk of not reaching their potential in the educational system because of poor attendance, participation and retention via initiatives such as breakfast clubs; homework clubs; afterschool supports; mentoring programmes; and therapeutic interventions.
Ensuring that schools have in place the appropriate procedures to monitor, identify and respond to attendance, participation and retention issue.


The most common SCP in-school interventions provided during 2014/2015 IN Colaiste Iascaigh include:

• Transition programmes

• Attendance, tracking and monitoring (including rewards)

• Personal development (including one to one support, group work and key working)

• Literacy and numeracy support

• In-school enrichment activities

• Mentoring

• Breakfast and lunch support

• Therapeutic interventions

• Project worker support

• Behaviour management / anger management

• Sports / extra-curricular activities

• Suspension intervention programmes

• Restorative practice

• MAP programme

• Engagement in care teams / pastoral support

• Study skills

• Anti-bullying support / mental health awareness

• Interagency support