DEIS: An Action Plan for Educational Inclusion

Over the years, no less than 8 separate schemes to tackle educational disadvantage have been put in place with some schools benefiting from just one or two of these and others benefiting from more. The DEIS initiative is designed to ensure that the most disadvantaged schools benefit from a comprehensive package of supports, while ensuring that others continue to get support in line with the level of disadvantage among their pupils. While there are benefits in individual interventions and programmes, a more integrated and joined up response to the issue of educational inclusion is required.