In February 2009 under the DEIS Scheme, St. Brendan’s College was granted a fulltime HSCL Coordinator. Mrs. Margaret Heffron is the current coordinator and took up the position in September 2019.
The underlying policy of the scheme is one that seeks to promote partnership between parents and teachers. The purpose of this partnership is to enhance pupil’s learning opportunities and to promote their retention in the educational system.
In addition, the HSCL Scheme places great emphasis on collaboration with the local community. Here in Erris, the HSCL coordinator is a member of the Erris Interagency Group, Mindspace Erris Outreach Committee and the Family Resource Development Committee. There is also a strong link with all the feeder schools in the area as well as local youth and sports clubs. Our main professional contact for child and family support is TUSLA.
TUSLA Child and Family Agency provide a range of support services for families in Mayo.