Education

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Digital exam papers will be made available to Junior Certificate students with additional needs following a legal challenge taken by a student with a severe visual impairment, assisted by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The rights body acknowledged the work of Community Law & Med

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A disability discrimination case brought against a Belfast primary school with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has been settled without admission of liability. The parents of Violet Heasley, who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), brought a case again

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Seven out of 10 school leaders do not feel confident managing staff under performance, according to a new survey by Mason Hayes & Curran. The business law firm polled 285 educators and school leaders at a recent webinar on recruiting and managing school staff, which discussed the potential pitfa

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The Children's Law Centre (CLC) has called for urgent action after an independent review of special educational needs (SEN) services in Northern Ireland found that early intervention for children is almost impossible under the current system and processes. The Ipsos review, published yesterday, was

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Proposals to protect schools from "unreasonable litigation" in relation to playground accidents is to be brought forward in the Seanad. The Civil Liability (Schools) Bill 2023, proposed by Independent NUI Senator Rónán Mullen, would give explicit legal protection to schools operating a

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A new survey by Mason Hayes & Curran finds that cyber bullying is an issue for more than 89 per cent of schools, with 16 per cent saying it is an issue “frequently” and 73 per cent citing “occasionally”. The business law firm polled more than 100 educators and school lead

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