Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (489)

John McGuinness


489. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education the number of tribunals, inquiries or investigations being undertaken currently by her Department; the number that are in the process of being set up; the number in which the terms of reference are not complete or not agreed; the cost of all to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38037/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that there are no tribunals, inquiries or investigations being undertaken currently, or in the process of being set up, by my Department.

The Deputy may wish to note that on 3 October I announced that I had asked that a comprehensive independent review of the design and implementation of the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades process should take place when the process is complete. I want the review to consider key aspects of the Calculated Grades process. This will include: the initial decision to adopt the calculated grades model; whether the process met its objectives; how effective the process was; how that process worked in terms of design and implementation; and how effective were the governance and oversight procedures. I also want the review to include what lessons can be learned for the future. Some initial scoping of the review has taken place to date and the full scope of the review will be clearly set out in advance.