Home School Community Liaison

“The underlying policy of the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme is one that seeks to
promote partnership between parents and teachers. The purpose of this partnership is to enhance
pupils’ learning opportunities and to promote their retention in the education system. In addition,
the HSCL Scheme places great emphasis on collaboration with the local community. The HSCL
Scheme is the pioneer in involving the school in the life of the community and involving the
community and its agencies in the life of the school.” The Home School Community Liaison
Scheme in Ireland: From Vision to Best Practice written by the HSCL Coordinators, 2005-2006.

HSCL Update 18