About Yellow Flag

The Yellow Flag Programme provides a practical series of 8 steps that brings issues of interculturalism, equality and diversity into the whole-school programme and allows schools to apply them to the day to day running of the school. It works…

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8 Steps of the Yellow Flag Programme

 1: Getting Started, Keeping track and promoting the schools of Yellow Flag Work The initial step on the Yellow Flag programme is setting up the structures to support the running of the programme in the school. It involves identifying a…

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Yellow Flag Handbook for schools

The Yellow Flag Programme Handbook for schools is a practical user-friendly resource to use.Click here to download Irish_YF_Handbook.pdf

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Piloting the Yellow Flag in Froebel College

The Irish Traveller Movement piloted the Yellow Flag for the first time in a Higher Education Institute, Froebel College of Education in Blackrock D4. Froebel College is one of five colleges in the Republic recognised by the DES  for the training and…

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Piloting Yellow Flag Programme

The Yellow Flag programme was successfully piloted by the Irish Traveller Movement in 4 schools, 2 Primary & 2 Secondary in the academic year Sept 2008 to June 2009. All 4 schools were then awarded a Yellow Flag which was…

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Research Report on the piloting of the Yellow Flag

 Research Report on the piloting of the Yellow Flag

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1. Intercultural and Anti-Racism Training for Staff and Management
2. Going Beyond the School Walls: Engaging with the Community
3. The Diversity Committee
4. Intercultural Review
5. Action Plan for a Diverse School
6. Monitoring, Evaluation and Information Dissemination
7. Curriculum work
8. Diversity Code and Anti-Racism Policy

Education is one of the most important means of combating racism and developing a more inclusive, intercultural society in Ireland. The Yellow Flag programme offers teachers, students and the local community an ideal opportunity to shape and influence how the school works, how the teachers interact with the students and their parents and how students interact with one another and their teachers. The Yellow Flag should be an aspiration for all schools and I look forward to working with the Irish Traveller Movement to make this a reality.”

Kathleen Lynch Minister with responsibility around Equality, 25th of May 2011