Fact Sheet 1 - Full-Service Schools
List of ordinary schools that have been upgraded to be Full-Service Schools
To be identified as a full-service/inclusive school, a school must comply with most of the following criteria or must show potential to comply with them in a relatively short space of time.
- Accessibility via public transport and within the cluster/group of schools.
- The physical condition of the school – access to water, toilets, condition of building, playground and terrain etc.
- Strong leadership and general positive ethos at the school that will embrace change.
- Effective and visionary School Management Team and School Governing Body.
- Professional capacity within the school.
- Space for further expansion.
- Participation of the school in other Department of Education initiatives that makes it fertile ground to serve as a Full-Service School e.g. projects such as Health Promoting Schools, Schools as Centres of Care and Support, Child Friendly Schools and Inclusive Education Initiatives.
- Access to or existence of other support programmes run by NGO’s and other Government Departments.
- Other support services within the community e.g. Hospitals, Clinics, Welfare Agencies, sporting facilities, Youth Centres.
- The full-service school should serve a mentoring role to other schools and must therefore have a level of human resource capacity that can be built on.