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Supporting our LGBTI+ students in our schools, FET Centres and services is an important aspect of our work. But how do we do this? In this blog, our Moville Community College Art teacher Helen Gallagher tells us what her school does. At a Donegal ETB school Principals meeting in 2013,…

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For those young people for whom school doesn’t work out, our Further Education and Training (FET) Service provides an alternative route for gaining qualifications through the Youthreach programme, based in six centres across the county. In our first November blog, one of our former Letterkenny Youthreach students, Richael Shiels, tells…

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Cathal McGee is the Senior Welding Instructor in our Further Education and Training (FET) Service and also a WorldSkills Expert in Welding, the only WorldSkills Expert in the country based within an Education and Training Board. This week he’s attending the 2022 WorldSkills Special Edition Competition in Cleveland, Ohio in…

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Parents Associations (PAs) play an important role in the life of our school communities but what does this involve? In this blog Anna Meehan, the Chairperson of our Abbey Vocational School Parents Association, tells us more about it.  The PA of the Abbey Vocational School is a body of motivated and…

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Did you know that we have legal responsibilities for Youth Work through which we support the development of youth services across the county? In this blog our Youth Development Officer, Paddy Muldoon, tells us more about it. The Youth Work Act, 2001, defines Youth Work as a planned programme of…

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Staff from most of our schools have been working on a Curriculum Planning and Content Creation project for the last number of years, funded by the Department of Education’s Schools Excellence Fund. The project has been coordinated by our Mulroy College Deputy Principal Séan McFadden and in this blog he…

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Carmel Mulligan is one of our Deputy Principals in our Raphoe school, Deele College and over the past year has been leading a national pilot project in the school with Dublin City University (DCU) examining the application of the principles of School Self Evaluation (SSE) to ethos. In this blog she…

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Philip McGuinness is our Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Coordinator in one of our Buncrana schools, Crana College. This role involves the coordination of the school’s Delivering Equality of Opportunity (DEIS) plan. In this blog he tells us what the DEIS initiative is all about, how his school approaches it…

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Angela McElhinney is one of our Further Education and Training (FET) Service teachers and an AHEAD Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Badge Facilitator. This year she’s leading a Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Innovation Project that’s working to promote the use of Multiple Means of Assessment and is also undertaking a…

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