Evaluating Outcomes at Project Level

Evaluating Outcomes at Project Level

Bridging the Gap has promoted and supported good practice throughout the whole group of forty-seven participating schools, working in partnership with the network of principals and of teachers.  Among the many positive outcomes of the project are specific measured improvements in the following areas:


·         literacy and language development


·         mathematics


·         science (including successful participation in Young Scientist exhibition)


·         information technology (ECDL)


·         attendance


·         quality of homework


·         Junior Certificate results and retention to senior cycle


·         uptake of science subjects in second level


·         aspirations to study in higher education, career ambitions


In addition, pupils have developed high levels of skill in the performing and visual arts, with consequent improvements in self-esteem and self-discipline.  This has had a positive impact on attainment across the curriculum. 


Bridging the Gap has helped schools to make more productive links with their communities: parents are more actively engaged in children’s learning, and they support the work of the project in the schools. 


Bridging the Gap

School of Education, UCC, Cork