Whole School Evaluations (WSEs) are carried out in primary and post-primary schools. During these inspections, the Department of Education & Skills (DES) evaluate
- the quality of the school management and leadership,
- the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and
- the school’s own planning and self-review.
The way in which the DES inspect the school during WSE varies somewhat. For example, sometimes the inspection has a subject or curriculum focus and at other times, the DES concentrates on a range of different lessons across a wide range of subjects. Oral feedback is provided to the school community at the end of these inspections and a printed report is published on the DES website.
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, February 2019
Transition Year Inspection, March 2018
Whole School Evaluation, Management, Leadership and Learning, September 2017
Transition Year, November 2016
Science and Biology, October 2014
Business Subjects (Accounting, Economics, Business and Business Studies), September 2011
Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), January 2011
Whole-School Evaluation, March 2009
Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE), March 2009