WSE Whole School Evaluation
During a whole school evaluation, the inspection team from the Department of Education and Skills examines all the work of the school. They take particular account of the school’s own review and development work. The inspectors are also concerned to acknowledge and affirm good practice and achievement. During school and classroom visits the inspectors observe teaching and learning, interact with pupils, engage in discussion with teachers, and examine planning documents. Information is gathered from a range of sources within a school to ensure that judgements made by the inspectors are valid, reliable, and consistent. The inspectors meet boards of management and officers of the parents’ association or parents’ council, where such a body has been established in line with the Education Act (1998).
St. Cronan's Senior National School underwent a whole school evaluation in September 2012 and the results of the evaluation may be downloaded below.
Quotes from the whole school evaluation 2012.
"The school benefits from the strategic management of the board of management and from the support of its active parents’ association."
"The school principal and in-school management team undertake their responsibilities in a very organised fashion, making an important contribution to the effective running of the school."
"The school’s staff is very conscientious, approaching their work in an enthusiastic and caring way, and presenting lessons in an engaging and stimulating manner."
"Pupils conduct themselves in an excellent manner. Teachers interact with them in a warm and nurturing manner in both mainstream and special education contexts."