New report highlights importance of Cork programmes to keep children in education

New report highlights importance of Cork programmes to keep children in education
 Pictured are, Jasmine Lee, Alesha Lee, Leah O'Driscoll, pipils St. Brendan’s National School, Michael O'Connell, Chairperson Cork City Partnership, Margo Hayes, Education Officer Cork City Partnership, Fiona O'Neill, Principal, St. Brendan’s National School and Triona Barry, Home School Links, St. Brendan's and St. Mark's, at the Cork City Partnership launch of “Supporting Cork Schools” Report. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

The importance of various Cork programmes in keeping children in education has been highlighted in a new report.

Cork City Partnership has worked in collaboration with primary and secondary schools for the past 20 years to provide programmes that aim to prevent early school leaving and improve the performance of children. 

Supports available include a primary homework programme, supervised study/supplementary tuition programmes at secondary level and some additional traveller education supports.

More than 30 schools across the city access these programmes which benefit 850 children annually. A report outlining these programmes and how they operate was launched yesterday in St Brendan’s National School, The Glen. 

The report highlights feedback from school staff and students which shows the importance of these programmes in retaining children in education and optimising their performance.

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