Gorey Institute of Further Education is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School.
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Student Welfare - Protocol

  • Guidance Services: Gorey Institute of Further Education provides counselling and other related supports including further educational advice/ choices. These services are provided at set times as agreed between the student and relevant staff member.

  • Reasonable accommodation: This may include the provision of one or more of the following:
    • Relevant assistive technology, equipment and/ software
    • Sign language usage
    • Rest periods
    • Scribes and/ readers
    • Practical assistants

Adopted presentation of assignment briefs, assignment answer formulations and examination papers.

Compassionate Consideration: This involves students who due to exceptional personal circumstances have performed below par in any assessment undertaken or who was unable to complete any such assessment being allowed to later. This decision is made based on 4 criteria:

  • The students previous academic/ personal record.
  • The character of the assessment to be undertaken.
  • The feasibility of such assessment being undertaken.
  • The nature of the extenuating circumstances, including supporting documentation/ medical certification.

Gorey Institute of Further Education may consider the following instances as suitable for affording compassionate consideration:

  • Death of a close family member or friend.
  • Serious illness of an immediate family member
  • Extenuating physical injury/ profound emotional trauma having occurred within one month of a particular assessment.
  • A physical incapacity/ condition of a chronic nature or otherwise causing a student’s disablement.
  • A temporary mental incapacity/ condition.

FE students can apply for compassionate consideration using the following procedure:

  • Completion of relevant compassionate consideration form with supporting documentation
  • Application to Deputy Principal of EVCFE in association with relevant staff member/ tutor
  • Decision made within 5 days of receipt of the application.

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