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School Completion Programme Publications

SCP Newsletter - Winter Edition 2013

SCP Retention Plan 2013-2014

SCP Annual Progress Report Template 2011-2012

Introduction to Data Bulletins 2011-2012

Review of the School Completion Programme (ESRI 2015)
This report provides an in-depth examination of the operation of the School Completion Programme (SCP).

SCP Administrative, Financial and Employment Guidelines
The guidelines outline the administrative, financial and employment obligations of the programme.

SCP Specification Booklet
This booklet documents the rationale for the School Completion Programme including the specifications and general conditions of the programme’s operation.

Aims and Principles of the School Completion Programme
This leaflet outlines the core aims and principles of the School Completion Programme.

SCP Guidelines towards Good Practice
Local projects were surveyed to ascertain the interventions they considered to be good practice in supporting young people at risk of early school leaving. The report documents key elements of good practice within a number of interventions, exemplars of local good practice within SCP and exemplars of good practice internationally.

The Core Elements of the School Completion Programme
Local projects were consulted through local review meetings on what they considered to be the most effective interventions to retain young people at risk of early school leaving in school. The projects identified 16 core elements of the School Completion Programme, which closely align to international research evidence of what works to support young people at risk.

SCP Guidelines on the implementation of Local Review
The guidelines provide direction to local projects on the principles of and implementation of local review. The guidelines include a number of exemplars that projects can adopt or amend for local use.

SCP Guidelines on Identifying Young People at risk of Early School Leaving
Local projects were surveyed in relation to the practices adopted to identify young people at risk of early school leaving. The guidelines provide direction to local projects on how to identify and target young people at risk of early school leaving and identify a number of international models of practice in this area.

SCP Student Referral Procedures and Support Programme Guidelines
Local projects were surveyed in relation to their systems for keeping up to date records on young people identified at risk of early school leaving. The guidelines provide a background, rationale and exemplars of good practice for keeping records of young people identified for support including the use of referrals forms, methods for tracking information on interventions and weekly case meetings.

SCP Guidelines to assist projects in the development of project aims, objectives and targets
The guidelines outlines best practice approaches for developing project aims, objectives and targets. The guidelines provide direction to projects for implementing data collection systems in order to set and monitor local targets.

Activities in the School Completion Programme
This booklet outlines the range of supports implemented by the School Completion Programme in conjunction with other relevant educational services and statutory, voluntary, youth and community agencies.

School Completion Programme Projects List
The excel spreadsheet indicates the 124 cluster arrangements of primary and / or post-primary schools participating in the School Completion Programme as of May 2012.

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