Edenderry School Completion Programme

Service Details

Target Age

  • 0 - 11 years
  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years


  • Schools & Education Support

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one


  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Jim Maher


St Patricks Primary school Gilroy Avenue, Edenderry, Offaly R45XV22


085 7824723


Contact Hours

Mon to Fri
9am - 5pm


Emergency Assistance

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Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

The School Completion Programme (SCP) is a targeted programme of support for primary and post primary children and young people who have been identified as potentially at risk of early school leaving or who are out of school and have not successfully transferred to an alternative learning site (i.e. Youthreach, Community Training Centre etc.) or employment. It is a support under the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) Programme, funded by Tusla Education Support Services (tess). SCP aims to retain a young person to completion of the leaving certificate, equivalent qualification or suitable level of educational attainment which enables them to transition into further education, training or employment.

The SCP is one of three strands of Tusla Education Support Service (tess) including the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme and the Educational Welfare Service. All three strands share the same national outcomes:

Improved Attendance
Improved Participation
Improved Retention

List of Services Available

The most common SCP in-school interventions provided during the academic year are;
• Transition programmes
• Personal development (including one to one support, group work and key working)
• In-school enrichment activities
• Mentoring
• Project worker support
• Behaviour management / anger management
• Homework Club /Study skills
• Anti-bullying support / mental health awareness
• Interagency support

Wheelchair Access


Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.