Placing Children In Schools – We Must Do Better

Posted in : Cassidy's Comments on 2 July 2021
Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL
Issues covered: Education; Post-Primary; Transfer Test

We have all felt huge compassion for the plight of children who have not succeeded in getting into the school of their choice following the release of placements as a result of this year’s amended transfer process. Those involved in schools and education administration will have been well aware of the inevitable consequence of changing entrance criteria to non-academic ones from the existing transfer test system.

The delay in making this decision by schools was caused I feel sure, by the certain knowledge that confusion and heartbreak would result if the familiar transfer tests were not used for admissions.

It must be said however that under the familiar system, disappointments occurred

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Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL

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