Please read carefully before making an application

This is an application for accreditation as an SFI Discover Centre offering STEM workshops to primary school students under the Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM) for 2019/2020.

The deadline for completion is 13 March 2020. Please complete all sections of the application.

By completing this application you are confirming that if your application is successful your centre will:

- Be ready to offer a DPSM approved programme to schools by 1 September 2020
- Send a representative of the centre to the Discover Centre Network meeting in Atlantic Air Adventure, Shannon on 26 June 2020.
- Send a representative of the centre to a DPSM induction day if required
- Apply SFI/DPSM branding on all documentation relating to your accredited workshop
- Display SFI/DPSM branding in the centre as required
- Provide each school with a certificate of attendance at a DPSM workshop
- Link your website to the DPSM website
- Ensure that an evaluation is conducted with each school that participates in the workshop
- Complete an annual report and sign up to the Centres agreement each year.
- Retain a file of evaluations and submit a summary and samples in to SFI as required.
- Members of the SFI Discover Centres Network agree that they shall comply with all applicable child welfare law. To the extent any party provides a relevant service within the meaning of section 2 of the Children First Act 2015 (the “CFA”), that party shall comply with the requirements of the CFA. See for further information.

Please note
Approved centres will have provisional membership for a period of one year, which will only be renewed subject to satisfactory participation in the network and completion of annual evaluation reports. 

SFI accredits specific workshops available for schools at centres as being suitable for schools participating in the DPSM programme. It is the responsibility of each Centre/school to satisfy itself that child protection, health and safety and other arrangements at a centre meet the school’s policies. 

Following initial accreditation of the Centre and workshop included in this application, additional workshops can be submitted for accreditation.

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* 1. I am authorised to make this application on behalf of the organisation named to participate in the SFI Discover Centre’s Network.