The inspectorate is committed to supporting DEIS schools through the provision of School Self Evaluation (SSE) advisory visits. These visits can be requested via the SSE website http://schoolself-evaluation.ie/
Extension of DEIS to further schools
On Wednesday 9 March 2022, Minister for Education Norma Foley announced an extension of the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) programme.
The programme will include an additional 322 schools (284 primary and 38 post-primary) from September 2022.
Further information on the extension of DEIS may be accessed here.
Supports for DEIS Band 1 schools
There are designated staffing schedules for DEIS Band 1 schools giving a class size of 18:1 in junior schools, 20:1 in vertical schools (schools with junior and senior classes) and 22:1 in senior schools Circular 0025/2022 - Appendix A