Ethos & Mission
Educate Together is the representative organisation for primary & secondary multi-denominational schools in Ireland. It is an independent NGO that runs and supports schools that guarantee equality of access and esteem to children “irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background”. Educate Together schools are learner centred in their approach to education and are run as participatory democracies, with respectful partnership between parents, pupils and teachers. The Educate Together national office is working towards an Ireland in which all people have access to an excellent education that is inclusive of all, irrespective of belief system, ethnicity, class, culture, gender, language, sexuality, family background and ability.
For more information on Educate Together’s primary schools:
Educate Together schools teach the Learn Together Ethical Education Curriculum, rather than the religious instruction programmes taught in denominational schools. This curriculum has four strands:
- An Ethical Approach to the Environment
- Equality and Justice
- Values and Ethical Perspectives
- Belief Systems
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From September 2023 there is a new Learn Together curriculum being introduced. To download more information, click the following link: https://www.educatetogether.ie/app/uploads/2023/05/Revised-Learn-Together-Curriculum.pdf
Educate Together operates a national network of 117 schools in Ireland – 96 primary and 21 second-level, catering to over 37,000 students.
The growth in the Educate Together school network continues to be driven by parental demand. In addition to our established schools we have start-up groups in communities hoping to have Educate Together schools opened in their area.
To locate your nearest Educate Together school or start-up group: Find A School Link
In addition to opening and operating primary schools, Educate Together has campaigned successfully for a new model of second-level education. Educate Together’s approach at second-level moves away from ‘teaching to the test’ and towards an emphasis on the learner. Students will develop skills in creative and critical thinking, communication, teamwork, research and leadership. Teachers in an Educate Together second-level school will use the best teaching and learning methods to make students’ learning active, relevant, challenging and enjoyable.
To learn more: Link to Second Level Info