Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (456)

Thomas Byrne


456. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of the education (parent and student charter) Bill. [36449/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The development of an Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill reflects the commitment contained in A Programme for a Partnership Government to introduce a stronger complaints procedures and charter for parents. I believe that the Bill constitutes an important step aimed at improving the experiences of both students and parents in their engagement with schools.  

The Bill will require that every school must prepare, publish and implement a Student and Parent Charter. Every school's Charter must adhere to national guidelines published by the Minister after consultation partners.  

I intend to publish the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill later this month and I look forward to working with both Houses of the Oireachtas to ensure that the Bill is enacted.