The main elements of the support progamme are as follows:


Cluster meetings/seminars:

One full-day and one half-day trainingfor the teachers concerned
in each of the 2 years through multiple seminars with schools having
an oportunity to send 2 or 3 teachers at a time.

School visits:

A visit to all schools of not more than 3 hours duration. Where there is a large number ofEnglish teachers involved, They may be met in small groups.

Teachers may seek advice and other assistance from the trainer for their area by means of telephone, fax and e-mail through ScoilNet. They will be assisted as necessary in operating the Internet to access the wide range of English resources available. Your local Education Centre is also co-operating in this programme.

This programme is being administered by Laois Education Centre, Portlaoise. Contact Rosemary Day - Administrator , Yvonne Nolan - Secretary . Phone (0502) 61170 , Fax (0502) 61137 . This programe is co-funded by the Department of Education  and  Science In - Career Development Unit and the European Social Fund .