Developing Student Voice in Our Schools

Developing Student Voice in Our Schools

Developing Student Voice in Our Schools (Post-Primary)

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Leading and empowering student voice is essential in todays school culture. In this webinar we explore the reasons why student voice is important in school culture, the research supporting student voice, how to successfully embed student voice in your school culture and the benefits of having student voice heard in your school.

Facilitator: Claire Kilroy

Claire, Ethos Leadership Officer for Le Chéile Schools Trust, graduated with a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Home Economics & Biology from St Angela’s College, Sligo in 2004. She started her career in Mount Sackville Secondary School Chapelizod and subsequently made the move back to Galway. Claire spent 10 years in The Mercy Secondary School, Tuam, Co. Galway, the final two years she was Acting Deputy Principal. In 2017, Claire moved to Microsoft Showcase School Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Claregalway where she was appointed into the position of Deputy Principal and took on the role of Ethos Co-ordinator of Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (GRETB).

In 2014 Claire completed a Post-graduate Diploma in School Leadership with Maynooth University and progressed to study a master’s in education (M.Ed.) with NUIG where she investigated through action research “How to Lead a Practice of Teacher Peer Observation”. Claire also has a diploma in Public Relations. Claire is a tutor on the University of Limerick Post-graduate Diploma in School Leadership (PDSL) and has mentored newly appointed Deputy Principals with the National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD). All of this experience has encouraged Claire to write various articles for the NAPD Leader on issues such as “Building a collaborative school culture”, “How to successfully PR a school” and “Implementing a process of Teacher Peer Observation”. She has facilitated workshops based on these writings with various education centres over the past few years.

As part of her Deputy Principal role Claire has years of experience leading Special Educational Needs and promotes an inclusive environment, she has overseen the establishment of ASD and MOGLD classes. Claire is a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert and has led various Erasmus+ projects for her school, creating links with partners in other countries through schools and universities. Claire has volunteered in the past for the charity “Global Schoolroom” and travelled to India to deliver a UCD accredited Education programme to Indian teachers.

Claire is passionate about education, ethos, values, leadership, excellence in teaching and learning, collaborative practice and student voice


Date/Time: Tuesday 25th April at 7 PM 2023

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 25-04-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 25-04-2023 8:00 pm
Capacity 300
Cut off date 25-04-2023 7:30 pm
Fee Free
Select Hours 1
Speaker Claire Kilroy
Location Online Course
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