Piper's Hill College


Delivering 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?

School Self Evaluation was 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. Due to the pandemic, in 2021/22 we continued to focus on blended learning, formative assessment and wellbeing of students.

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

All teaching staff are a member of one of eight DEIS teams with responsibility for a particular area of DEIS.


Team Leader


Ms. Kimberly Edwards

Ms. Grainne O'Meara


Ms. Maria Keeley

Ms. Grainne Brennan


Ms. Antoinette Barrett

Ms. Shauna Kendrick


Ms. Elaine Tobin

Ms. Sinead Miley


Mr. John Sharkey

Ms. Sandra Hills


Ms. Anne Moran

Ms. Niamh Doyle

Partnership with parents

Ms. Niamh Doyle

Ms. Orla Rowan

Partnership with others

Mr. Michael Foley

Dec 04
6th Year CAO talk
Dec 12
1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Dec 18
Christmas Exams
Dec 22
Talent Show & Christmas Holidays
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