Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Education and Skills

School Inspection Reports

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the inspector’s report for a school (details supplied) will be published; the reason the report has not been released to the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2790/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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An incidental inspection (a one-day, unannounced inspection) was undertaken in St. Anne’s Special School 19567K, Merlin Park Galway on 27 March 2019. Incidental inspections are carried out in accordance with procedures for inspection approved by the Minister For Education and Skills under Section 13(8) of the Education Act, 1998. These procedures are available to schools and others in Guide to Inspection in Primary Schools (Department of Education and Skills, 2016) which is available on my Department’s website. The procedures provide that oral feedback is given to the principal of the school at the conclusion of an incidental inspection and that a written report is not provided. Consequently, an individual written report will not issue or be published arising from this incidental  inspection in Scoil Áine.


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