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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Top Irish Companies Share Their Experiences…

Caroline O’Connor | Corporate Responsibility Manager | Gas Networks Ireland “24 Companies from around Ireland are currently involved in the Time to Read programme. We asked a selection of employees and managers from some of the 24 companies involved in the programme to discuss their experiences.” “Time to Read addresses key elements of Ireland’s plan to improve literacy levels nationally and Gas Networks Ireland is delighted to be involved with

A Principal’s Perspective

The Time to Read programme has seen a huge growth within the last year. One of our new partnerships, between the Insurance Institute of Ireland and St. Vincent’s GNS has been going from strength to strength. The principal, Margaret O’ Connor outlines her experience of the programme since its launch in September. “The Time to Read initiative has been a wonderful experience for the girls in 2nd class in St

Teacher’s Corner – St. Finian’s NS, Finglas & Irish Life

Interview with Niamh Scanlon, 2nd Class teacher in St Finian’s, which is partnered with Irish Life: How do you feel the programme has benefited your students? “The interest and excitement around reading is almost infectious. They now love going to the school library and choose their reading material with much thought and deliberation. They share books and discuss pictures/events in pairs/groups without prompting. The children overall have developed great confidence

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