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This HSCL policy seeks to strengthen and promote the five aims of the HSCL scheme:
1. to maximise active participation of the children in the learning process in particular those who might be at risk of failure
2. to promote active co-opertion between home, school and relevant community agencies in promoting the educational interests of the children
3. to raise awareness in parents of their own capacities to enhance their children's educational progress and to assist them in developing relevant skills
4. to enhance the children's uptake from education, their retention in the educational system, their continuation to post-compulsory education and to third level and their attitudes to life long learning
5. to disseminate the positive outcomes of the scheme throughout the school system generally
In Scoil an Cheathrair Álainn we have an open door policy whereby parents are welcome to call in anytime, either to the principal/DP and/or the HSCL co-ordinator. If parent needs time to discuss their child's progress/development, it is advisable to make an appointment with the class teacher. The policy also includes HSCL co-ordinator visiting homes on a structured and regular basis and on request by the principal/teacher/parent. These visits are positive and preventative.
Current good practice includes
Other Ways are:
Community networking/afterschools provision
The HSCL co-ordinator and the principal have responsibility for the development and implementation and review of this policy.
Review This policy was reviewed in 2008 and will be reviewed again in 2011.
This policy has been ratified by pupils, parents, staff, BOM.