Subject Specific Community of Practices


 The workshop will focus on: 


Comprehension - how to prepare for all three sections; the general understanding, the delivery, timing, volume of information required.

·      Special attention to the style question. Key vocabulary required, how to recognise style elements and how they improve the text given.

·      Recognising and writing in different language genres; Language of Argument, Narrative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Aesthetic writing etc.

·      Functional Writing- exposure to quality texts. 

·      Guidelines for the two year preparation for this essay.

·      A closer examination of the personal essay.

·      Ingredients for a quality short story.

·      What does a descriptive essay look like?

·      Preparing a quality speech.

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If you’re an English teacher and feel you would like to share some good practice with colleagues or if you have any suggestions for these meetings, please contact Joe Rolston, via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Twitter: @PresWexEng. 


  • WEBINAR - Digital Technology for Formative Assessment and AfL when Teaching French with Sandrine Pac Kenny 

Monday 11th of January at 7.30pm 

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Would you like to discuss & share ideas for CBA 1? Or ways to encourage spoken production in MFL classroom?

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Looking forward to sharing, collaborating and learning! 


 Community of Practice meeting 

 Date: Thursday 21st of January 2021


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Time : 7pm - 8pm 

New members always welcome!


Community of Practice (CoP) – Junior Cycle Science 

This is an informal session and its aim is to encourage and facilitate discussion amongst teachers
Topics that will be covered at our next meeting on the 7th of December @ 7pm 
  • Assessment for learning
  • Formative feedback 
  • ATS STEM Initiative & Digital formative feedback 
  • Science padlet resource build up. 
  • CBA 1 planning 

 About the Facilitator: 

Jonathan Reynolds is a post primary teacher in Junior and Senior Sciences in Ramsgrange Community School, Co. Wexford for the past eight years, previously teaching in Yeats College Waterford and Westmeath ETB. He is an experienced written examiner for Junior Cycle Science and Junior Cycle Mock examination process setting and correcting Mock examinations for Ordinary & Higher-Level Agricultural Science and correcting Leaving Certificate Biology & Chemistry (both levels). He is currently participating in a Master of Education in School, Cosán Framework with the Teaching Council and JCT. 

 Special Educational needs

SET Post-Primary Community of Practice Meeting
Thursday  21st November 
Time : 7-8pm. 
We are now inviting topics to be included on the agenda for this meeting. Suggestions put forward to discuss at our November meeting were RACE Guidelines and Evidence-Based Interventions and Programmes in use in our schools, along with other possible ideas. 

Community of Practice Meeting for Primary SENCO’s and SET’s
Thursday 21st  of January  21 

Time:  4.00pm - 5.00 pm 

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We invite all teachers working in Special Education in primary schools to come together informally, to discuss and share experience, knowledge and resources about our roles in schools. We aim to provide an opportunity to enhance our learning and knowledge and to share experience and resources so that we can support each other.

We hope to meet regularly going forward as a Community of Practice and we would love your input so we can book speakers and make this venture as supportive, practical and useful as possible.

This meeting will be hosted via Zoom, a link will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the meeting.


Cuirfear cúrsa ar fáil ag an gComhthionól Cleachtais a dhíreofar ar an bPrós Liteartha don Árdteistiméireacht (Árdleibhéal).

Mairfidh an saotharlann seo uair a chloig. Beidh teicnící foghlama agus anailíse an dalta á phlé againn.  Beimid ag déanamh staidéir ar straitéisí chun dul i ngleic leis an gceist seo ar pháipéar a dó. Bainfear úsáid as ‘Gafa’ chun cleachtadh sa chomhthéacs réadúil a bhaint amach. Leagfar béim ar fhoglaim ó thaithí. Bainfear leas as réimse leathan d’uirlisí foghlama.

Torthaí Foghlama:

Go mbeidh ar chumas an mhúinteora gné an phróis liteartha a mhúineadh go chuimsitheach agus ar chaoi eispéireasach, taitneamhach agus spreagúil.

Go mbeidh ar chumas an mhúinteora conas an cheist a bhaineann le Prós liteartha ar phaipéar a dó don Scrúdú Ardteiste a chíoradh agus a mhúineadh, le cur chuige struchtúrtha, fairsing agus cruinn.

Dáta: Déardaoin 29 Aibreán, Dhá Mhíle Fiche A Haon

Am: 5 o Clog

 Are you interested in joining ?

We are currently taking names of teachers interested in coordinating each of the subject community of practice groups . We are also collating Subject Groups in each subject area. If you are interested please email info@ecwexford to express your interest in your chosen subject. New members always welcome ! 

What is a Community of Practice?

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better (Wenger, 2006).

These communities are intended to provide fun, safe and supportive spaces for teachers to share resources and ideas, explore and question their understandings, solve challenges, and form common commitments for action and improvement.

Communities of practice learn collectively through several types of activities, such as the following:

 Sharing information or resources 

Where can I find examples of effective formative assessment strategies?

 Sharing plans or working together to develop them

Has anyone started writing their unit plans yet? What suggestions can you share with those of us just starting

 CBAs Made Simple...

Collectively decide on an easy approach for both teachers and students 

 Analysing data

What trends are apparent across our students’ work?

SLAR Meetings- sound advice for productive meetings 

 Can we generate some ideas for how to integrate these assessment strategies?

 I’m stuck.

Discussing developments in Exam Marking schemes

Invite key speakers to discuss exam format and marking schemes

 Invite Subject specific Speakers on key areas

 Building agreement for action

 What will we commit to trying in our classrooms before we meet next?


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