Friday, December 4th, 2015
The Irish Times recently published an article detailing the levels of third-level progression amongst students in Irish secondary schools. Many students have the opportunity to move on to third-level education but for others it is simply not an option. Thankfully, the wonderful support schools receive from communities and local stakeholders is making college a realistic goal for more and more young people in Ireland. Improving the percentage of students that go on to attend college is an accurate measure of success for schools who may face significant challenges.
A hugely diverse range of schools, including several within the DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) programme, are improving their progression levels at an impressive rate. One of the schools involved in our Student Mentoring programme, Marino College, has been recognised as one of the “most improved” schools over the last six years. It is fair to say that all who support the students in the school deserve huge credit: teachers, families and also the mentors from Investec who have been involved in the Student Mentoring programme with senior cycle students since 2008.
“What a wonderful achievement for the school and the staff, we are absolutely delighted that Marino College has been recognised and are very proud to have been working with the school and their pupils over the last 8 years.” Brideen Downes, HR Consultant, Investec.
Congrats to all in Marino College…let’s keep progressing together!