The needs of each individual student are of paramount importance to our school. Each member of staff strives to ensure that each student is cherished and their contribution to the life of our school is valued.


The following structures are designed to assist in making real these principles:

SCS Guidance


The Guidance Counsellors work with all year groups assisting with subject choices, college applications, career options and personal counselling when necessary. For more detail on the work of the Guidance Staff of Skibbereen Community School school, please click on the "Learn More" button below.




The Chaplain accompanies students on their journey through the school offering spiritual guidance and assistance.


year Head

The Year Head oversees the welfare of a year group so that both learning and personal development are supported. The Year Head is responsible for the spirit, organisation, behaviour and progress of the year group and each indi-vidual student within it.

Special Educational Needs/ Learning Support

The staff of Skibbereen Community School work as a team to ensure that each student is given the opportunity to achieve their potential. The school has a very active learning support department who support the classroom teachers in their work. This department assists students ranging from those with specific learning difficulties right through to those who may be challenged by a particular area in any of the subjects offered.

Special Educational Needs Suite

As part of the SEN department the school has a state of the art purpose built special educational needs suite which allows us to cater for students with more specific needs including those on the Autistic Spectrum. As well as having their own designated base classrooms, facilities and garden these students may have the opportunity to integrate into various mainstream classes as their ability allows. 

School Completion Program

The school will have the support services of the School Completion Program. SCP gives both social and academic support through ‘In-School’, ‘After-School’ and ‘Holiday Time’ activities, helping to make school a more manageable and positive place for those who may find it challenging.