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New round of Creative Clusters 2020/2021 - Applications Open

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that the application process is now open for a new round of Creative Clusters.

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI) and funded through the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters Initiative.

Please click the following link for more information and see the Guidelines and Application form attached.

https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/creative-youth.html

  • Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools.
  • A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in the new cluster have not participated before.
  • Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools are eligible to apply.
  • Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for our area.
  • A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally - One successful Creative Cluster per Education Centre.

Applications should be sent to Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 03 April 2020.

Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre will inform the successful cluster. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.

Criteria for selection of applicants:

Creative Cluster applications will be assessed and scored against the following criteria:

  • The rationale for the application
  • Benefits to teaching and learning
  • Capacity and commitment of all the schools in the cluster to participate
  • Children and Young Peoples Voice

Location

Address

Marymount, Carrick-on-Shannon
Co. Leitrim, Rep. of Ireland

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