Reading Recovery Graduation

Reading Recovery Graduation


Congratulations to those who graduated from the Reading Recovery training programme last week in Cork Education Support Centre.
Reading Recovery is a school-based, short-term literacy programme designed for children in senior infants and first class (aged between five years nine months and six years six months) identified as the lowest literacy achievers following one year at school. It is a thoroughly researched and evidence-based early literacy intervention. 

Annual General Meeting 2022

The Annual General Meeting for 2022 will take place on Monday 5th December, 2022 at 7.30pm

The meeting will take place Face to Face in the Cork Education Support Centre.

Please contact us if you wish to attend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AsIAm’s Autism Friendly School Programme

AsIAm’s Autism Friendly School Programme

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We hope this letter finds you well and that your school community has had a positive experience settling into this new academic year.  We are excited to announce that AsIAm – Ireland’s National Autism Charity, is opening applications to new schools to join our Autism Friendly Schools Project.

In 2019 /2020, the Autism Friendly Schools Project ran as a pilot programme and recruited 96 primary and post-primary schools across the country participate in this initiative. In 2020 / 2021, 50 of those schools returned to continue the project for a second year and 80 new schools signed up to join the project. Many of these schools have expressed a desire to continue their engagement with the project this year alongside new schools joining for the first time.

2022/2023 will be the fourth year of this exciting project, which will investigate ways in which we can further refine what it truly means to be ‘Autism Friendly’ in primary and post-primary schools across Ireland. The project will reaffirm good practice and support those wishing to foster a culture of inclusion of autistic students in their schools. The project covers 4 themes over 3 staff sessions, the first session will be in-person and two others which will be held online on the following dates throughout the year;

1)      Leadership & Management / Building an Inclusive Culture – Thursday 24th November 2022 (online)

2)      Teaching and Learning – Tuesday 7th or 8th March (in person - depending on number we may have two regional sessions)

3)      Staff Development – Tuesday 9th May (online)

We have recorded an “Autism Friendly Schools Project Information Webinar” which any prospective schools interested in taking part in the project can watch to learn more about the development of the project over the last number of years and gain a greater understanding of the structure of the project for this year. The webinar is available at the hyper link that follows and is approx. 30 minutes in lengths: AFS info webinar

All schools taking part in the Autism Friendly Schools Project 2022 / 2023 will have exclusive access to an online toolkit which was developed for the purpose of the project and has been rebuilt to improve accessibility. This toolkit comprises of a self-evaluation tool which schools can use to evaluate the levels of inclusion for their students across different areas of school life. Schools taking part will also be allocated a community of practice group, where they will have a chance to connect with other schools on the project to share their practice and experience. Schools taking part in the project are asked to nominate 2 staff members (1 mainstream teacher and 1 SET / support teacher) to attend the 3 sessions and the principal or deputy principal must attend the first half of Session 1 on 24th  November 2022. All staff in a school that has signed up to the Autism Friendly Schools Project will receive access to a 90 minute online course designed to develop their understanding of autism.

If you believe that your students, staff and wider school community would benefit from being part of AsIAm’s Autism Friendly Schools Project, and by doing so create a more inclusive school culture, please complete the following steps:

All prospective schools should be aware that there will be a research element to this project, as there has been each year prior. All data compiled will be anonymized and no individual or school will be identifiable from the findings. The purpose of this research and analysis will be used to form a national perception on how primary and post-primary schools are currently engaging in autism friendly practice and explore the impact had on this practice by participating in the project. 

We are both delighted and grateful to be working closely with the Educations Support Centres Ireland (ESCI)  this year, a collaboration which we hope to grow over the coming months.

Finally, we would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to consider participating in AsIAm’s Autism Friendly Schools Project 2022 / 2023. We would be delighted to hear that you wish to be a part of our project and are happy to answer any further questions you may have at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can also find a wealth of information and resources on our website

We wish you and your school community every success in the academic year ahead and look forward to working with your school in the future on our collective journey towards inclusion.

Sincerly Yours,

Adam Harris - Chief Executive Officer, AsIAm

Billy Redmond - Project Coordinator

Finbar Horgan - Education Training Officer


2022 National Arts in Education Portal Day


The 2022 National Arts in Education Portal Day will take place on Saturday, 5 November at East Quad, TU Dublin, in partnership with TU Dublin School of Art and Design and the Conservatoire of Music and Drama, and the Erasmus+ International Teacher-Artist Partnership (I-TAP-PD) PD Project.




Solo percussionist and composer, Dame Evelyn Glennie will be joining us for a special in conversation talk with Mark O’Brien, Executive Director of The Abbey Theatre. We are delighted to also partner this year with the Erasmus+ International Teacher-Artist Partnership (I-TAP-PD) PD Project who on the day will explore and share emerging learning within the Erasmus+ KA2 Initiative 2020-2023.




Ticket Bookings Open Online & Face to Face! 







Face-to-Face Courses are Back!

On Thursday 13th October 2022 we welcomed another group of teachers for our local face-to-face workshop, Halloween ART Tips and Tricks with Denise Ryan.







On Wednesday 28th September 2022 we welcomed our first group of teachers to an evening face-to-face course since before the Covid-19 pandemic.

We were all delighted to be back in the centre and enjoyed the fantastic ‘Inspiring a Love of Reading’ workshop with tutor Duncan McCarthy.


Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Chorcaí - CORK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE



Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Chorcaí, Teach an Reachtaire, Bóthar an Iarthair, Corcaigh


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork




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