Attendance and discipline in schools

  • An outline of the responsibilities and duties of school management and staff in reporting child abuse.

  • Christmas, Easter and mid-term breaks are standardised in Irish schools. Information about the length of the school year and holidays at primary and post-primary level.

  • Under the Education Welfare Act (2000) Boards of Management of schools must have a code of behaviour about school discipline.

  • The Home School Community Liaison Scheme is targeted at children in Ireland who are at risk of not reaching their educational potential.

  • The law in Ireland sets down a minimum age for leaving school. Information on the rules governing school attendance, responsibilities of schools and parents and home education rights.

  • Bullying in schools is a serious problem and it is the responsibility of school managements to deal with it.