Question to the Minister for Education and Science:
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the progress being made on the white paper on patronage of schools; when it will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 29th January, 2013.
Reference Number: 3815/13
Minister Ruairí Quinn:
The Deputy will be aware that as part of my response to the Patronage Forum Advisory Group Report, I indicated that I would issue a call for submissions on the findings and recommendations in the report on promoting greater inclusiveness in primary schools and that a leaflet for parents would be developed in consultation with the National Parents Council Primary.
Work has been ongoing on developing the leaflet and a call for submissions document and they are expected to issue in Spring 2013.
The Advisory Group recommendations in this area, and the submissions received, will inform the development of a White Paper in the coming months.