ACCS Vision for Education

Tue, Oct 7th, 2014 10:17:43 am

The ACCS  believes that we deliver a model of the school for the future because we continue to pioneer educational innovation and best practice in a caring and   responsive environment, led by local autonomous Boards of Management.

Vision Statement

The   ACCS's Vision is to lead and   support Boards of Management to enable schools to provide equal access to a   comprehensive, co-educational, community-based, multi-denominational   education. In doing so it aims to contribute towards a just and caring   society.

Outcomes

In   achieving our Vision, we see the following outcomes being delivered for each key stakeholder.

Students

Students have the opportunity to avail of a broad and balanced education that prepares them to actively participate in their next life stage.

We will achieve this through:

  • Provision of a comprehensive   curriculum

  • Creation of a positive and inclusive   learning environment

  • Encouraging active engagement with   their teachers and fellow students

  • Focussing on the development of each   individual student

  • Equipping students with key life   skills through an education that is appropriate to their needs

Parents

Parents   trust that their children are safe in a local education environment where   their individuality is recognised and nurtured.

We will achieve this through:

  • Encouraging parents to play an active role in their child's education

  • Building up trust and cooperation with teachers and school management

  • Cooperating with Parents Associations locally and nationally

  • Operating an all-inclusive enrolment policy

  • Looking after students within the local community area

School Management

School management are active and innovative leaders of collaborative learning, encouraging students and teachers to engage in the school as a professional learning community.  We will achieve this through:

  • Encouragement of a model of distributive leadership

  • Motivation of staff to become a key inspirational force

  • Supporting management to achieve their objectives

  • Providing a comprehensive programme of Continuous Professional Development

  • Fostering commitment to diversity of learning

Teachers

Teachers   are facilitated to pursue a progressive career path, and are involved in   positive relationships with students and other teachers to enhance   learning.  We will achieve this   through:

  • Fostering a culture of leadership and devolved responsibility

  • Assisting teachers to develop active and engaging learning environments, based on relationship building and partnership

  • Developing teachers' career paths through access to career-long Continuous Professional Development

  • Empowering teachers to be responsive to change