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First Steps

First Steps

First Steps

Getting started ? Questions and activities to stimulate discussion about the new Junior Cycle in your school.


Presentations and Tools

Whole Staff Activities

a. Key Skills Subject Planning Template (doc.) 
b. Scheme of work planning template (excel) 

Case studies of planning

St. Mark's Community School

Handouts for staff workshops:


  • A short video in which different schools talk about their experience of junior cycle planning (8 min. 07) 
  • Look at the School Self Evaluation handout (pdf) and then view this short video (5 min. 12) to see how St Colmcille’s Community School, Knocklyon has linked up JC planning with SSE