Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (117)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

117. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the publication of the report of the class size working group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50857/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, a Class Size Working Group was established comprising representatives from the Education Partners, the Educational Research Centre and the relevant Business Units in my Department. This group has met on a number of occasions to consider class size in the context of improved learning outcomes of those most at risk of educational disadvantage.

A report on the work of this group is currently being finalised, and will take into consideration the feedback and observations of the working group members. It is intended that this will be finalised in the coming weeks and its findings will inform future policy direction in this area.