Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board is the body with responsibility for education and training through schools, youth work, further education and a range of other statutory function across both counties. LWETB manages and operates 8 second-level schools with over 3300 post-primary students, 12 further education and training centres, and a range of adult and further education programmes delivering education and training courses. LWETB has circa 1000 staff and operates on a budget of circa €60 million.
LWETB’s Further Education and Training Division delivers courses to over 9000 learners each year and has responsibility for 12 Further Education and Training centres across the region. It works with community groups across locations in Longford and Westmeath and is also responsible for the management of Post Leaving Cert (PLC) provision. Further education and training courses are for learners who want to return to education and training in order to enhance their opportunity for employment, progress to further studies or develop new skills, and want to become more involved in their communities.
LWETB provide high quality, inclusive, student centred educational services through its 8 multi-denominational, co-educational post-primary schools across counties Longford and Westmeath. In line with our Mission Statement, our committed and highly qualified teaching staff offer a wide range of programmes that are dynamic, diverse and innovative enabling young people to reach their full potential. LWETB believe that every student in its care deserves a positive educational experience in school. To achieve this, LWETB support schools through the development of systems by the establishment of Student Councils, SEN support, provision of high quality ICT infrastructure, quality learning spaces, collaboration with parents and strong links with stakeholders.
LWETB’s Corporate Services division is an internal support service managing resources for the achievement of the Organisation’s strategies, ensuring compliance with a number of governance obligations and improving corporate policies, procedures and outcomes. It also has a coordinating role in standardising governance and accountability oversight across the organisation. Click on the area of interest to you from the slider box to the left.
Along with the LWETB’s schools and Further Education centres, are a range of other services, projects and schemes that contribute to the region’s education sector. LWETB’s Youth Work Unit provides a framework that supports the development of a wide range of initiatives for the young people of Longford and Westmeath, with over 35 youth clubs and projects and over 3,000 beneficiaries. Meanwhile, our Music Generation Programme gives young people access to vocal and instrument tuition in their own locality. Click on the area of interest to you from the slider box to the right.