Student Support

Student support structures offered at Errigal College

The behaviour for learning classroom offers three layers of behaviour support to post primary schools
  • Level 1: Whole School Support
  • Level 2: Target Intervention Support
  • Level 3: Intensive Individualised Support

This three tiered approach endeavours to address the behavioural, social, emotional, academic literacy and learning needs of students. All three levels are customised to the specific needs and requirements of each school. All work undertaken aims to promote positive behaviour and learning throughout the school by focusing on:

  • Behaviour for learning skills
  • Social and emotional literacy
  • Academic literacy, learning and study skills
  • positive health and well-being skills
Core BFL Team:
  • Ms Margaret Russell-Kelly
  • Mr Sean Molloy
Special Educational Needs Department (SEN)
Members of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Core Team:
  • Ms Vicki Raine
  • Ms Tara Mc Laughlin
  • Ms Niamh Cullen
  • Ms Leanne Wray

Ms Vicki Raine is the SEN coordinator. The SEN team hold weekly meetings in which the core team review and plan to meet the needs of the SEN students in the school. Each member of the SEN team has an SEN qualifications and a vast experience and expertise in the area of SEN.

The SEN core team takes responsibility for carrying out entrance assessments and analysing results, grouping students carrying out literacy and numeracy initiatives for targeted students.

Members of the SEN core team review student’s monthly and biannual assessments throughout the year. Ms Mulligan and members of the SEN core team look to develop and research appropriate resources within the SEN department for teachers who take students for learning support and SEN classes.

The SEN core team work collaboratively to identify students for SEC RACE applications, these students will be assessed and if they satisfy the criteria and application for additional support will be made to the SEC.

The Year Head

The Year-head monitors the overall academic progress and well-being of the students in each specific year. Year-heads have both a pastoral and disciplinary role and have access to information on all students in their year groups. The Year-head, together with the class teacher encourages students to take responsibility for their actions and to become independent learners.

The Year-head will also meet parents at parent teacher meetings and by appointment. Year-heads support students across the year and meet any students in difficulty individually. Year-heads will inform class tutors and subject teachers of students in the year group who may be experiencing difficulties. Year-heads will refer students to the Student Support team or other school supports as required.

Members of the SEN core team review student’s monthly and biannual assessments throughout the year. Ms Mulligan and members of the SEN core team look to develop and research appropriate resources within the SEN department for teachers who take students for learning support and SEN classes.

The SEN core team work collaboratively to identify students for SEC RACE applications, these students will be assessed and if they satisfy the criteria and application for additional support will be made to the SEC.

Year Heads for the 2021/22 Academic year:
  • 1st Year – Ms Vicki Raine
  • 2nd Year – Mr Michael Mc Menamin
  • 3rd Year- Ms Marie Crossan
  • TY – Ms Margaret Russell-Kelly
  • 5th Year- Ms Margaret Russell-Kelly
  • 6th Year – Ms Donna Mc Gowan-Brennan
Year HeadClassForm Teacher
Ms V Raine1AMr K Huston
1BMs P Zarb
1CMr L Barrett
Mr M Mc Menamin2AMr E Collum
2BMr S Molloy
Ms M Crossan3AMs M Roarty
3BMs E Mc Gettigan
Ms M Russell-Kelly4AMr H Dorrian
LCA 1Ms G Mc Donald
5AMr J Mc Clean
5BMs J Mc Geever
5CMr C O’Donnell
Ms D Mc Gowan-BrennanLCA 2Mr B Doherty
6AMs O Mc Guinness
6BMs C Hasson
6CMs R Mc Connellogue