Galway Technical Institute

KA2 SIPP - School Improvement Partnership Project

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Galway Technical Institute (GTI), Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, and Coláiste na Coiribe are delighted to be part of The School Improvement Partnership Project (SIPP) 2017-2020 which is funded by European Commission Erasmus +  programme of the European Union. The KA2 Strategic Partnerships for School Education is a project that allows the three GRETB schools to exchange best practice with other countries such as Finland, Spain and The Czech Republic.

During the project there will be the development of the grade predictor tool for each country led by Learning Plus UK (LPUK). This grade predictor tool will then be implemented in the 6 partner countries through training teachers and other associated staff in its usage and then implemented with students who are making decisions about their future subject choice or are at risk of drop out and need help/support in their current study or to be directed elsewhere.  There is no other tool we are aware of available across Europe which does this task based on national, regional or local data which has an interface with teachers and students together. The Grade Predictor methodology in the UK is based on robust data which is then interpreted to predict students’ performance in the future based on their achievement in the past.  It is a formula which is transferable to other education systems. 

During the project members of staff from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Galway Technical Institute (GTI) and Coláiste na Coiribe will attend training weeks in England, Finland, Spain and The Czech Republic which gives them an excellent opportunity to see how the education systems work in other countries and bring back ideas and information to our own schools. We are really looking forward to three exciting years involved in the project and look forward to sharing ideas and educational development. Pictured below are the team at the launch of the project in Reading.

For project information, please contact:

John McLoughlin, Deputy Principal GTI: