23
MAR

Parents will not be able to appeal decisions over support for special needs children

24 minutes ago Seán Fleming, chair of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee, said parents will no longer be able to appeal resource decisions to the National Council for Special Education. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins Parents will no longer be able to directly appeal decisions over the allocation of learning supports for children with special needs at school, an Oireachtas committee has heard ...

22
MAR

Schools Building Projects Status

144. Deputy Maria Bailey Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied) for an extension to the school building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14466/17] Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school referred to by the Deputy was approved funding for the provision of mainstream classrooms and resource rooms ...

21
MAR

Religious schools may be forced to prioritise local children

New catchment area proposal is frontrunner in plans to tackle the ‘Baptism barrier’ Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton has said he wants to introduce changes to the ‘Baptism barrier’ as soon as possible. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill A proposal to oblige religious schools to prioritise locally-based children in their admissions has emerged as a front-runner in plans to limit or remove the “Baptism barrier” from education ...

21
MAR

Analysis School catchment area proposal may be quagmire

Catchment areas would not remove Baptism barrier and may create administrative block Schools would still be able to prioritise members of their own faith if they live within the catchment area. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill It may look like an easy solution to the Baptism barrier on the face of it . However, the use of catchment areas to help level the playing pitch for all students could well bog down school admissions in a bureaucratic quagmire ...

21
MAR

Written Answers Nos. 301 322

Teacher Recruitment 301. Deputy Tony McLoughlin Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which primary and secondary level teaching posts have been approved in respect of primary and second level schools in counties Sligo and Leitrim; the extent to which this is expected to favourably impact teaching conditions in the schools in question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13356/17] 310 ...

21
MAR

Written Answers Nos. 393 421

School Staff 393. Deputy John Curran Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will not lose a teacher for the year 2017-2018; if this school will retain its existing allocation of teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14208/17] Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The criteria used for the allocation of teachers to primary schools is published annually on the website of the Department of Education and Skills ...

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