The School Completion Programme is a Department of Education & Science initiative that aims to have a significant positive impact on levels of pupil retention in primary and second level schools and on the numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle, or equivalent.
SCP is based on the concept of integrated services. Effective supports must include multi-faceted actions that respond to young people’s needs. They need to be both preventative and supportive, ranging from social and personal development to After-school and Out-of-school supports, including sport and leisure activities as well as supports that target the young person’s home and community life. SCP is a collaborative programme that works in partnership with family, community, youth, and sporting organisations and with relevant national statutory and voluntary bodies.
Christina Barkley Longe is the SCP Co-Ordinator in the Dublin 5 area.
To learn more about SCP visit the Tusla website.