Dáil debates

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements


10:45 pm

Photo of Gary GannonGary Gannon (Dublin Central, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

We will agree to disagree there. I have only a short amount of time left so I will ask a very quick question. This year's leaving certificate cohort will arrive back in school on 7 September. The Minister knows from being in schools that when the leaving certificate results come out, all these students come back, some in a state of emotional distress and some seeking extra guidance and support. Will those students who get their results on 7 September be allowed back into their schools to talk to their teachers and ask questions about their grading? Will there be guidelines to support them, given the other responsibilities on schools at that stage? What is the Minister's advice to students on 7 September looking for advice from their schools on grades?


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