Written answers

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Legislative Programme

Photo of Donnchadh Ó LaoghaireDonnchadh Ó Laoghaire (Cork South Central, Sinn Fein)
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332. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated timeline for the progression of the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019; and when this will be before Dáil Éireann at second stage. [27508/21]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019 completed all stages of the Seanad in late 2019. My Department is currently awaiting an order for Second Stage in the Dáil at which time the Bill will be read a second time and continue through the legislative process in that House.

I support the overall aim of this legislation which is to improve the level of engagement between the school community by inviting feedback, comment and observations from students and parents and by further developing a listening culture in our schools.

This legislation will provide greater clarity for students and their parents on what they can expect from schools and will help ensure that schools and students and parents continue to work in partnership effectively together.

My officials will continue to work on progressing this important legislation.


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