The School of Policy and Practice in Education at the Faculty of Education, Dublin City University, represents a unique and innovative departure within the Irish educational landscape. Bringing together academics whose expertise range through primary, secondary and further education and training, the School’s range of experience and engagement spans all levels of educational provision creating an innovative and research-driven community. The aim of the School is to build upon the national and international reputation of four incorporating institutions, Dublin City University, St. Patrick’s College, Mater DeiInstitute of Education and the Church of Ireland College of Education, by engaging with practice at all levels of education and the pursuit of research excellence. At the heart of the School is the commitment to scholarly endeavour and engagement with contemporary practice and policy. The School provides a friendly, dynamic, research-driven environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to challenge themselves and the world.