Looking at Guidance

The importance of Guidance within educational systems is widely acknowledged. Here in Ireland, the aim of Guidance in schools is to enable students to develop vital self-management skills that lead to effective choices and decisions about their lives. Looking at Guidance examines the effectiveness of this important aspect of educational provision in post-primary schools. It draws on the findings of fifty-five reports on inspections of Guidance carried out from September 2006 to May 2007. This report outlines features of good practice and concerns identified in the inspections of Guidance. It highlights areas for future development and provides insights into students’ experiences and their perceptions of Guidance.

Click here for the full document (English Version).. (PDF, 61 pages, 540Kb)

Click here for the full document (Gaeilge Version).. (PDF, 61 pages, 540Kb)



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