NCCA’s Strategic Plan 2022 - 2025

NCCA has published its Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025. This Plan builds on the Council’s curriculum and assessment work over the previous three years. It was developed through extensive engagement with the Council members and with staff, and sets out our work for the next four years.

19 May, 2022

NCCA’s Strategic Plan 2022 - 2025

NCCA’s Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025 was developed during the global pandemic - a time of great uncertainty and challenge - when everyone involved in education had cause to pause and reflect on the purpose and key values of education.

Against this backdrop, the public and the education stakeholders were invited to consider a draft of the Strategic Plan earlier this year. This feedback supported the Council in finalising the strategy which was approved on February 28th.

The Strategic Plan presents a clear vision, mission and principles underpinning all work across the organisation. Guided by this, the strategy sets out ambitious plans for our work in early childhood, primary and post-primary education over the next four years, including the updating of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework; redeveloping the primary curriculum; supporting schools’ work with the Framework for Junior Cycle; and redeveloping senior cycle.

This work and more is presented through three strategic goals—(1) Curriculum and Assessment, (2) Engagement and Collaboration and, (3) Knowledge and Research. To support the achievement of these goals, four strategic enablers are prioritised—(1) People and organisational culture, (2) Governance, (3) Information and communications technology, and (4) Communication.

In developing the Strategic Plan, NCCA endeavoured to combine creativity and innovation with realism and pragmatism. The Strategic Plan may change as curriculum and assessment developments progress. Its implementation is based on the timely availability of sufficient resources and sustained support from the education partners.