New leader improves Naíscoil na Speiríní

Quality of education at Draperstown Irish school has improved
Quality of education at Draperstown Irish school has improved

Naíscoil na Speiríní in Draperstown has shown a marked improvement since an inspection in December 2014 concluded that the quality of education provided at the school was inadequate, according to the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI).

Now rated ‘good’ by inspectors, a follow-up report from April 2016, concluded that “Naíscoil na Speiríní has demonstrated the capacity to identify and bring about improvement in the interest of all the learners”.

It also said the ETI will continue to monitor how it sustains its development.

The original report pinpointed a number of areas for improvement, including a review of daily organisation to more effectively meet the needs of children and provide them with more opportunities for independent learning and purposeful free play.

They also wanted to see more planning, observation and assessment.

A new leader was appointed in 2015, and the post-inspection plans were of a good quality said ETI.