Engaging Whole School Communities:

This report is a good practice guide for schools considering “Whole School” engagement with Community Relations and sharing in education. It is a collation of learning, practice and experiences of the CRIS/ IFI (International Fund for Ireland) “Whole School Community Approaches Project” (2009 – 2013) which was delivered in partnership with 24 school communities across three geographical clusters throughout Northern Ireland.

Included within the report are:

  • Project Overview
  • Good Practice with Staff
  • Good Practice with Children and Young People
  • Good Practice with Family Engagement
  • Project Case Study
  • Keys to Success
  • CRIS’ Theory of Change

If you are currently exploring new partnership work, Shared Education or collaborative approaches; this report will be an effective guide for you and your school community. If you would like to request a copy of the report of if you would like to discuss how CRIS could support your school community in a Whole School Approach, then please contact the CRIS office on the details provided.