Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) the Action Plan for Educational Inclusion, was launched in May 2005 and remains the Department of Education and Skills policy instrument to address educational disadvantage. The action plan focuses on addressing and prioritising the educational needs of children and young people from disadvantaged communities, from pre-school through second-level education (3 to 18 years).
DEIS provides for a standardised system for identifying levels of disadvantage and an integrated School Support Programme (SSP).
849 schools are included in the programme. These comprise 657 primary schools (336 urban/town schools and 321 rural primary schools) and 192 second level schools.
Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS), the Action Plan for Educational Inclusion
List of DEIS schools
Supports to DEIS schools
Learning from DEIS Seminar (DEIS Seminar May 15th 2014)
Historical Educational Disadvantaged Schemes (Pre DEIS) and DEIS Report - Legacy Posts
Address: Department of Education and Skills, Social Inclusion Section, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Phone: (090) 648 3772 / 4096