Literacy & Numeracy

Literacy

A school self-evaluation of teaching and learning in Coláiste Eoin was undertaken in the area of Literacy with respect to the enrichment of reading for pleasure in 1st Year.

The following areas are prioritised for improvement in Literacy

  • Teachers to focus on the development of literacy as well as knowledge and skills.
  • Increased promotion of reading for pleasure across the whole school .
  • The implementation of a paired reading programme between Transition Year and First Year Students.
  • Promote the enjoyment of literacy though the organisation of fun activities in the school.
  • Resource the library/classrooms with more books that appeal to the interests of students.
  • Consult with our feeder primary schools to find out the texts students have read and enjoyed in national school.
  • Increase the number of students taking higher level in certain subjects for both Junior and Leaving Certificate.
  • Include a list of key examination words in our Student Journal.

Numeracy

A school self-evaluation of teaching and learning in Coláiste Eoin was undertaken during the period September 2014 to May 2015. Numeracy was reviewed in 1st Year (cohort 2014-2015) with respect to understanding and using maths. Approaches to numeracy in terms of teaching and learning in other subjects were considered together with attitudes to numeracy.

The following areas are prioritised for improvement of numeracy:

  • Teachers to focus on the development of numeracy as well as knowledge and skills.
  • Increased exposure to numeracy activities by promoting the enjoyment of numeracy though the organisation of fun activities in the school.
  • Recognise and encourage the promotion of numeracy through linking problems to real life, students will be aware that numeracy is all around them.
  • Promote a consistent approach to maths calculations and language across the school with respect to understanding percentages and estimating calculations.
  • Promote a numeracy rich print environment though the whole school.
  • Increase the number of students taking higher level in certain subjects for both Junior and Leaving Certificate.