The Home School Community Liaison Scheme
The Scheme was established in 1990 with the appointment of 30 teachers as liaison coordinators in 55 primary schools in large designated areas of urban disadvantage.
In 1991 the Scheme was extended to 13 post-primary schools which serve the children who already had the liaison service at primary level. Subsequent extensions to the scheme at both levels took place mainly on the basis of :-
- offering the scheme to designated primary schools in urban areas with high concentrations of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and
- offering inclusion in the scheme either simultaneously or subsequently to the post-primary schools into which the primary schools in the scheme "feed".
Extensions to the scheme from 1992 until 1995 have resulted in the scheme having 105 coordinators serving 176 schools at primary level and 83 coordinators serving 84 schools at post-primary level in the 1996/1997 school year.
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(c) Gerard Lohan 2001