Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (455)

Carol Nolan


455. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Education the status of the Education (Student and Parent) Charter Bill 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7097/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill was published on 10 September 2019 and has been passed by the Seanad. The Bill is currently awaiting an order for second stage in the Dáil.

The overall aim of the legislation is to improve the level of engagement between schools and students and their parents by inviting feedback, comment and observations from students and parents and by developing a listening culture in the school.

The legislation will provide greater clarity for students and their parents on what they can expect from schools and will help ensure that schools and students and parents work in partnership effectively together.