Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (199)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

199. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will report on the admission policies of a school (details supplied); if the recommendations of the inspectors' reports of 2013 and 2015 for that school have been implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51969/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the provisions of the Education Act, 1998 the Board of Management is responsible for the day to day running of a school. It is the responsibility of the Board to implement an enrolment policy in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act, 1998 and the commenced provisions of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018.

The enrolment policy must be non-discriminatory and must be applied fairly in respect of all applicants.

While there was no Follow Through inspection conducted on the 2013 Special Educational Needs inspection report, the WSE-MLL report of 2015 contains a section entitled Implementation of Recommendations from Previous Evaluations. This section notes that Good progress has been made on implementing the recommendations made in the whole school sections of previous inspection reports. A Follow Through inspection was conducted in 2017 to follow up on the implementation of the WSE-MLL report’s main recommendations. This Follow Through inspection report notes that very good progress was made in the implementation of four of the five main recommendations of the WSE-MLL report and good progress was made in the implementation of one of the main recommendations.