Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Education and Skills

Ukraine War

Photo of Marc Ó CathasaighMarc Ó Cathasaigh (Waterford, Green Party)
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120. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on the provision of summer language classes for children fleeing from Ukraine; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23814/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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On the 3rdof May, Minister Madigan and I announced a summer education programme for pupils with complex special educational needs and those at greatest risk of educational disadvantage for summer 2022.

Building on the successful 2021 programme, all schools (primary and post-primary) will once again be encouraged to provide summer programmes including post-primary children with complex needs and children at risk of educational disadvantage.

The Inclusion element of the programme also offers an opportunity for schools to address the needs of migrant students such as addressing English language skills and integration, including students who have recently arrived in Ireland from Ukraine. All schools are eligible to provide this programme for their pupils.

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