wanted to know how pupils at a Co Cork school are picking up awards worldwide
Dedicated teacher support: good schools champion great teachers. They grow them. They choose teachers who have a natural rapport with their students. They provide their teachers with mentors, instruction and discussion of best practices.
Focus on social, physical and emotional student growth: look for a school where all aspects of development are considered.
Nurturing of student’s individual talents and interests: choose a school where the teachers know the students individually, and can identify their talents/strengths.
Climate of high expectations: does the school set a high bar? When a teacher expects a high standard, students usually rise to the challenge.
Active family involvement: select a school that regularly interacts with the parents/guardians.
Supportive environmental conditions: pick a school that offers open spaces and light classrooms, where there are recreational areas, lockers, safety from harm.
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