School Planning

School Planning

Coláiste Nano Nagle strives to provide excellent education that meets the demands of a constantly changing environment for our students. To meet the challenge, we have a proactive approach to managing change through school planning. Our School Plan is a living working document, constantly being monitored and reviewed. If parents/guardians have any queries on our school plan, please email our Deputy Principal, Catriona Murray, at or contact our HSCL, Mary Kavanagh, at 0851573302.


DEIS Planning

What is DEIS?

DEIS stands for Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools. It was launched in 2005 by the DEIS is a national programme aimed at addressing the educational needs of children and young people from disadvantaged communities. The DEIS Plan sets out a vision for future interventions in the critical area of social inclusion in education policy, and is the DES policy instrument to address educational disadvantage


What is a DEIS Action Plan?

Schools in the DEIS programme are required to set out a three-year DEIS Action Plan for Improvement. As part of this process, schools are asked to set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time specific targets and to evaluate these annually by monitoring the impact of actions undertaken in the key DEIS themes. These are subdivided into 8 categories, known as DEIS Themes.


What are the 8 DEIS Themes?

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



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