Piper's Hill College


Deliviering Equality of Opportunities in Schools (DEIS) and School Self Evaluation (SSE)

What is DEIS?

It is a national programme aimed at addressing the educational needs of young people.

Each DEIS plan is specific to each DEIS school but contains the following 8 key areas:

  1. Literacy
  2. Numeracy
  3. Attendance
  4. Retention
  5. Attainment
  6. Transitions
  7. Partnership with Parents
  8. Partnership with others.

Our DEIS plan also incorporates SSE planning

DEIS is the whole school plan for Piper's Hill College. It will be continually monitored over a 3 year period.

DEIS is grounded on the following principles:

  • That every child and young person deserves an equal chance to access, participate in, and benefit from education;
  • Every person should have the opportunity to reach his or her full educational potential for personal, social and economic reasons, and
  • Education is a critical factor in promoting social inclusion and economic development.

What is SSE?

Introduced in 2012 - 2016 for all schools with areas of literacy, numeracy and one other area of Teaching and Learning to be prioritised. 2016 - 2020 - focus on 2 to 4 areas of T & L in this time, we focused on AFL strategies through T & L club and Success Criteria, formative assessment and Digital learning were then added to this and blended learning was deemed a priority for 2020/21.

What does it provide for Piper's Hill College?

There is 110 million euro of funding directed to DEIS at a national level, therefore it is a huge advantage to a school community to have DEIS.

In Piper's Hill College we have the following:

HSCL teacher, participation in the Schools Completion Programme, LCA, JCSP, NEPS provision, Schools books grant scheme, School Meals and PDST Supports. We also have a reduced Pupil Teacher ratio of 17.75:1 and participate in the Behaviour For Learning (BFL) programme

The DEIS Team at Piper's Hill College

Co-ordinator: Ms. Michelle Costigan








Partnership with Parents

Partnership with Others

LCA Co-ordinator

JCSP Co-ordinator

Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Inclusion Co-ordinator


Ms. Niamh Doyle

Ms. Niamh Doyle

Ms. Antoinette Barrett

Ms. Elaine Tobin

Ms. Ann Moran

Mr. John Sharkey

Ms. Niamh Doyle

Ms. Niamh Doyle

Ms. Maria Keeley

Ms. Ita Lawler

Ms. Grainne Brennan

Ms. Orla Rowan

DEIS Report to Parents 2021

Feb 07
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