The Department of Education and Skills (DES) Inspectorate recently conducted a Curriculum Evaluation of Music in our school.
You are invited to read the Inspection Report, which has now been published on the DES website.
Over two days, during November 2016, teaching and learning in Music throughout the school was evaluated under the following headings:
- quality of pupils’ learning
- supporting pupils’ learning through learning experiences and teachers’ practice
- the effectiveness of school planning, including School Self-evaluation (SSE), in progressing pupils’ learning.
Inspectors visited all classes, interacting with pupils and examining aspects of their work; led a focus group interview with some senior pupils; engaged with teachers; met with representatives of our PTA Music Committee and reviewed a number of relevant school documents (policies, planning, reports, etc). We were delighted to have this opportunity to show the work being done throughout the school in Music, a subject area that was identified for development in our 2011 - 2016 School Strategic Plan.