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Timahoe National School, Timahoe, Portlaoise



School Self Evaluation (SSE) is a process that schools all over the country are currently
engaged in. It is a “collaborative, inclusive, and reflective process of internal school
The process of School Self Evaluation involves gathering information from a range of
sources about the quality of teaching and learning in our school, and then making
judgements. It culminates in the development of a School Improvement Plan which sets
targets for improvement in certain areas.
In short, SSE allows us to look at what we, as a school are doing well, identify areas for
improvement, set targets for improvement and monitor and evaluate how
successfully we achieve our targets.

The Department of Education launched the revised Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice in October, 2019. To implement this policy every school and centre for education is required by 2025, to use the School Self-Evaluation (SSE) process to initiate a wellbeing promotion review and development cycle.

Wellbeing is a key priority for Timahoe NS- we gathered and analysed information to reflect and refresh our school's practice within in the area of wellbeing. The wellbeing of our students, staff and wider school community.


The vision and ambition of the Department of Education and Skills in relation to Wellbeing Promotion
sets out to ensure that:
• the promotion of wellbeing will be at the core of the ethos of every school and centre for education
• all schools and centres for education will provide evidence-informed approaches and support,
appropriate to need, to promote the wellbeing of all their children and young people.


The following definition of Wellbeing aims to take account of its multi-dimensional nature:

(World HealthOrganisation (WHO), 2001).

Wellbeing is present when a person realises their potential, is resilient in dealing with the normal stresses
of their life, takes care of their physical wellbeing and has a sense of purpose, connection and belonging to
a wider community. It is a fluid way of being and needs nurturing throughout life.


Our School Improvement Plan

School Self-Evaluation