Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (235)

Kathleen Funchion

Ceist:

235. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the guidelines for teachers or school staff allowing television to be shown in the classroom; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5170/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Under the provisions of the Education Act 1998, the Board of Management is the body charged with the direct governance of a school.

The use of television and other forms of media either as a teaching aid or during break times by schools is a matter for the Board of Management of each individual school.

My Department has not issued specific guidelines on the use of televisions and acknowledges that the degree of usage required in any given school will depend on the school's particular circumstances and on factors such as the age and maturity of the pupils concerned. Where parents have a concern in relation to a school's media policy, they should raise the matter with the Board of Management of the school concerned.