Schools’ Business Partnership

The Schools’ Business Partnership is an education inclusion programme that partners schools with business. We support the Government’s goal of improving school retention rates. We are funded by the participating businesses, our lead sponsor Marks & Spencer Ireland and the School Completion Programme.

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Time to Read Regional Coordinator

The Schools’ Business Partnership aims to positively impact and address key issues in areas of educational inclusion in Ireland. It does this by matching schools with large local businesses and engaging in various programmes. Marks & Spencer Ireland has been the lead sponsor of the Schools’ Business Partnership since its inception. Job Title: Time to Read Regional Coordinator Job Purpose:  To manage the Time to Read programme between primary schools

Student Corner

Georgina Allen, fourth year student in Mullingar CC gives us an insight into her time on the Skills @ Work Programme.  “C&F Automotives came to our school and opened up our eyes to the world of business. They visited us first, telling us about the ‘jewellery’ (trims and fittings) they make for well known car brands such as Bentley. Our fifth year LCVP group went for a class trip to

Top Irish Companies Provide Positive Role Models for Secondary School Students

Volunteer business mentors from top Irish companies, taking part in The Schools’ Business Partnership Mentoring Programme celebrated the completion of a two year programme that will have lasting effects. The Student Mentoring Programme, run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) partners mainly School Completion Programme (SCP) schools with a local business to give valuable one on one support in encouraging students to stay in school, increasing their self-esteem and