The Investigative Learning Curriculum plan is a specially developed syllabus for pupils who require Level One literacy or numeracy support. It is a curriculum plan focused on delivering high quality literacy and numeracy support strategies to smaller groups of pupils identified through formative data. The subject is project based, encompassing the three curriculum areas of Geography, History and L.L.W and developed using Connecting Classrooms, CCS and TSPCs.
VISION FOR THE I.L DEPARTMENT
The I.L department is one where pupils are given the tools to overcome academic, social and personal barriers in order to achieve their potential. We strive to encourage our pupils to develop a passion for learning, a real sense of achievement and improve their self-confidence.
We have embedded our Sri Lankan link, through Connecting Classrooms and the British Council, into our curriculum and this has enabled our pupils to develop a broader insight and understanding of both their own community and that of another country.
At present there are 3 teachers in the I.L department who fall under the responsibility of the Head of I.L.
The following are the personnel arrangements for the department.
Head of I.L Mrs S McGinley
I.L Department Mrs S. Mullin
Mrs C Scullion
I.L pupils are timetabled for 14 lessons of I.L across the fortnight and are currently taught by:
8C – Mrs Scullion for 14 periods
8D – Mrs McGinley for 13 periods and Mrs Scullion for 1 period
9C – Mrs McGinley for 13 periods and Mrs Scullion for 1 period
9D – Mrs Mullin for 14 periods