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.