The School Completion Programme was introduced in 2002. There are currently five such programmes operational in Co. Wexford. The School Completion Programme focuses on young people aged between 4 and 18 years. The programme forms part of the Dept. of Education & Skills Social Inclusion Strategy (DEIS) to help children and young people who are at risk of or who are experiencing educational disadvantage. The programme generally includes the following elements:
Identifying and supporting children at risk of not reaching their potential in the education system because of poor attendance.
Encouraging 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 issues.
Implementation of transfer programmes to support young people transitioning from primary to post-primary school.
Target Age Group Junior Infants to 6th Year (approx 4/5 – 17/18 yrs)
Referrals Self-referral, parental referral, community referral, school referral
Eligibility Criteria To be in attendance at or should be in attendance at (i.e expelled from, not enrolled etc.) one of the listed schools
Contact Person Bernie Lambert (Coordinator)
Monday to Friday