Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS), the Action Plan for Educational Inclusion, was launched in 2005 and replaced in 2017. It remains the Department of Education and Skills policy instrument to address educational disadvantage. The Action Plan focuses on addressing and prioritising the educational needs of children and disadvantaged communities, from pre-school through second level education (3 – 18 years). Greenhills Community College is currently enrolled on the DEIS scheme.
DEIS provides a standardised system for identifying levels of disadvantage and an integrated School Support Programme (SSP).