ETB schools are state, co-educational, multi-denominational schools underpinned by five core values: excellence in education; care; equality; community; respect.
ETBs are the largest providers of multi-denominational education in Ireland and renowned for the provision of an inclusive, innovative, high-quality education that meets the needs of the entire community.
ETB schools bestow equal opportunities on their students and strive to provide high-quality education through respectful, positive, supportive and responsive learning environments.
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Our schools benefit greatly from the broad range of supports and services provided by KCETB.
ETBs provide governance, educational, administrative, financial, human resources and information technology (IT) supports to schools. This has a direct impact on the students and families attending these schools, as it allows school leadership to focus on its primary task of leading teaching and learning, ensuring the highest standard of excellence. Through their adult education programmes, ETBs can also provide a valuable service to the parents of students attending ETB schools.
ETB schools strive to provide all students with equal opportunities to engage with the curriculum and school life. In all aspects of school life, every member of our school community is treated equally regardless of race, gender, religion/belief, age, family status, civil status, membership of the traveller community, sexual orientation, ability or socio-economic status.
Our schools provide a safe physical and social environment that reinforces a sense of belonging, both to the school community and to wider society. They strive to enable every student to realise their full potential, regardless of any aspect of their identity or background. Our schools promote a fully-inclusive education that recognises the plurality of identities, beliefs and values held by students, parents and staff.