Learn English in Ireland at Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure

Atlantic S.E.A.L. is a purposely small, 100% Irish, family run, accredited English Language school. Established 20 years in the beautiful and friendly town of Schull, West Cork on Ireland's famous Wild Atlantic Way. English learners aged 4 to 84, enjoy their own exclusive experience. This is thanks to 3 separate centres for adults, juniors and kiddies, just minutes on foot from eachother. So - perfect for full families too. We take care of everything - we meet you at the airport, organise a stay at a host family, holiday home or hotel. Then, to your chosen Engilsh course we add watersports, landsports, creative and cultural activiites to create an unforgettable experience. We are proudly a 'One Location Only' school, so every day you meet the owners & our skilled and caring team, who l become your 'family' here. Class sizes & overall Numbers & nationalities are strictly controlled to ensure individual attention and the best chance to really progress in English - but having wonderful fun too.Year round we are an English teacher training (including Erasmus) and Business English Skills (BULATS) Training Centre, while our Online English Programmes mean our skilled teachers can even teach you 'at home'.

Online English

The Atlantic S.E.A.L. teaching team is now offering an 'Online-English Programme' to interested students who want to continue or start to use and improve their English language when in their home country. Our Online-English Programme is tailor made for YOU , whether for your professional, academic or personal life - or all of these!

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The Wild Atlantic Way

The Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure is situated in Ireland's beautiful south-west, part of the Wild Atlantic Way’s stunning 2,500km stretch of coast.

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Child Safeguarding Statement 2022

Atlantic School of English and Active Leisure (hereafter known as Atlantic S.E.A.L) is a private English language school providing English language tuition education to pupils from 4 to 17 years of age.In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Owners and Management of Atlantic S.E.A.L has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document.The Owners and Management have adopted and will implement fully and without modification the Department’s Child Protection Procedures for primary and post-primary Schools 2017 as part of this overall Child Safeguarding Statement. 2 The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is: Barbara Connelly 3 The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is: Fiona Cairns 4 The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is: Meg Connell The Owners and Management recognise that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all of the school’s policies, procedures, practices and activities. The school will adhere to the following principles of best practice in child protection and welfare. The school will: recognise that the protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations fully comply with its statutory obligations under the Children First Act 2015 and other relevant legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children fully co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters adopt safe practices to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and protect workers from the necessity to take unnecessary risks that may leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect develop a practice of openness with parents and encourage parental involvement in the education of their children; and fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters The following procedures/measures are in place: In relation to any member of staff who is the subject of any investigation (howsoever described) in respect of any act, omission or circumstance in respect of a child attending the school, the school adheres to the relevant procedures set out in Chapter 7 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and to the relevant agreed disciplinary procedures for school staff which are published on the DES website In relation to the selection or recruitment of staff and their suitability to work with children, the school adheres to the statutory vetting requirements of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 and to the wider duty of care guidance set out in relevant Garda vetting and recruitment circulars published by the DES and available on the DES website In relation to the provision of information and, where necessary instruction and training to staff in respect of the identification of the occurrence of harm (as defined in the 2015 Act) the school: i. Has provided each member of staff with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement ii. Ensures all new staff are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement iii. Encourages staff to avail of relevant training iv. Atlantic S.E.A.L maintains records of all staff and Board member training. The school will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any adult pupil with a special vulnerability.In relation to reporting of child protection concerns to Tusla, all school personnel are required to adhere to the procedures set out in the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, including in the case of registered teachers, those in relation to mandated reporting under the Children First Act 2015 In this school, the Owner has appointed the above named DLP as the ‘relevant person’ (as defined in the Children First Act 2015) to be the first point of contact in respect of the school’s child safeguarding statement. 6 All teachers employed by the school are mandated persons under the Children First Act 2015 7 In accordance with the Children First Act 2015, the Board has carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while attending the school or participating in school activities. A written assessment setting out the areas of risk identified and the school’s procedures for managing those risks is attached as an appendix to these procedures 8 The various procedures referred to in this Statement can be accessed via the school’s website, the DES website or will be made available on request by the school This statement has been published on the school’s website and has been provided to all members of school personnel. It is readily accessible to parents and guardians on request. A copy of this Statement will be made available to Tusla and the Department if requested. This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed annually or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which this statement refers Note: The above is not intended as an exhaustive list.This Child Safeguarding Statement was adopted by the Owners and Management of Atlantic S.E.A.L on 9th March 2022If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.By email: office@atlantic-english.com

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Atlantic S.E.A.L. is a fully accredited school operating year round since 1999. Private, personal, 100% Irish & family run. The only accredited English school in Ireland also approved by Trinity College London as a Teacher training centre.