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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Joanne Whitelock is the Quality Assurance Coordinator for our Further Education and Training (FET) Service. In this blog, she tells us what Quality Assurance means and provides some examples of how it works in practice. What is Quality Assurance? “Quality is not act. It is a habit.” ~Aristotle Quality Assurance (QA) in…

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Environmental education is an important aspect of our school curriculums. Crana College has had a Green Schools Committee in place since 2016. It is coordinated by teachers Brendan and Louise Duffy and in this blog Louise tells us a bit about their work with the Green Schools Committee this year.…

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Our Principals and Deputy Principals play a key senior leadership role in our school communities. Shane McArt was appointed as a Deputy Principal to Deele College in Raphoe just over a year ago and in this blog he reflects on how he got there and how his first year as…

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Valerie Lewis is an Educational Policy and Development Officer at Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), advocating for and supporting over 250 post-primary schools in the ETB sector, including our fifteen schools. She also leads out on the ETBI Take 1 Programme which our schools have been participating in and…

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The Erasmus student exchange Programme was established by the European Union in 1987 and many of our schools and centres have participated in it over the years. Erasmus+ runs from 2021-2027 and our Arranmore Island school, Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, has been involved in an Erasmus+ funded project since 2020 which…

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Next month our Director of Further Education and Training (FET) Cróna Gallagher will retire after twenty-three years of service. In our second April blog, she reflects on how the Service has developed in that time. I started working as an Adult Education Officer in Donegal VEC in May 1999. It…

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On 31 March we launched our new Strategy Statement and, in this blog, our Chief Executive Anne McHugh tells us more about it. Donegal ETB’s 2022-2026 Strategy Statement sets out the high-level priorities and objectives that we aim to achieve over the next five years. Our mission, vision, values and…

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