Supporting Schoolwide Inclusive and Special Education in Our Schools: Provision Mapping Induction
Since 2016, the ETB sector has partnered with Mary Immaculate College Limerick to support research-informed development of schoolwide, systematic and collaborative approaches to inclusive and special education and build school, and sector-wide inclusive policy and practice.
Provision mapping is a process that allows schools to identify, list and evaluate the evidence-informed provisions and supports in place for students across the Continuum of Support in one summary document, which is called a Provision Map. In doing so, it provides a basis to strategically cost, plan and monitor provision, allocate resources and identify staff professional learning needs. Provision Mapping offers a framework that builds leadership capacity across the ETB sector to respond to increasingly diverse student populations through distributed and networked leadership approaches.
ETBI is committed to optimising learning for all students across the sector and has appointed Dr Johanna Fitzgerald to lead the process across the post primary sector. Each ETB has invested in building local level capacity and has appointed Inclusion Coordinators, who will lead implementation of Provision Mapping across the schools.
Almost 140 post primary schools are participating in the next phase of Provision Mapping 2023-2025, which will launch across four regional venues on the 19th September. These events mark the first in a series of hybrid regional and local ETB level seminars, workshops, and community of practice meetings to support schools in their implementation of Provision Mapping over the next two years. To find out more about the event, which is now closed to registration, please follow the link here.
10.00-11.00am: Introductions: Establishing a Regional and Local Community of Practice
11.00-11.15am: Tea/ Coffee Break
11.15am-1.00pm: Provision Mapping Overview
1.45-3.15pm: Leading Provision Mapping in Schools Workshop
3.15-3.30pm: Plenary Q & A/ Online Evaluation