Stratford College one of nine schools chosen to participate in DES School Excellence Fund – Step Up Project.

Step Up Project 3 May 2019
NEWS / 18 May 2019

Stratford Teachers participating in the Step Up Project took part in a joint seminar in a Leadership for Learning series organised by support agencies of the Department of Education and Skills on Friday 17 May 2019. The project will continue next year.

Under the leadership of Siobhan Reynolds, Deputy Principal, Helen Brouder (Business), Aileen O'Sullivan (Science) and Leona Talbot (English) presented their findings to representatives of the DES, Inspectorate, Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT), Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). 

Patricia Gordon participated in a panel discussion afterwards on How to Support Sustainable Change in Schools.

September 2018

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (Friday September 21st 2018) announced the launch of the School Excellence Fund – Step Up Project.

Nine schools from across the country are participating in the initial pilot phase taking place over the coming school year.

 See here for more details.

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General School News / 15 August 2019
Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning.

In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer.

As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

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