Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Questions (164)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

164. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education further to Parliamentary Question No. 578 of 28 April 2021, if the schools (details supplied) are eligible for consideration for DEIS status; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25030/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A key part of the DEIS Plan was the introduction of a new DEIS identification process based on an objective, statistics based model. In terms of the further extension of the DEIS Programme to more schools, an extensive body of work is being undertaken in terms of the refinement of this model, including data analysis and consultation with education partners. All schools will be considered under this new refined model, including those referred to by the Deputy.

Until this work is complete, it is not intended to extend the DEIS programme to any further schools.