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Irish pupils 'less happy in school than children in other countries'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 12/06/2013. Irish pupils 'less happy in school than children in other countries'Tags: Primary School News

Children in Ireland are less happy in school than pupils in other countries around the world.

This is one of the findings of new research from the Educational Research Centre entitled National Schools, International Contexts - Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS Test Results, which revealed students in fourth class in Ireland are also more likely to feel as though they do not 'belong'. 

The school systems of up to 60 countries were compared as part of the international project - and it was shown that ten-year-olds in Ireland do not tend to enjoy school as much as their peers in other nations, with a lack of sleep identified as a particular problem for Irish schoolchildren.

Despite this, it was found that the issue of bullying is not as prominent in schools in Ireland as it is in schools in other countries, with Irish pupils more likely to feel safe when in the classroom or playground. 

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801597832-ADNFCR


p paula

(12-06-2013 21:38)

personally, I have found bullying a dreadful problem and many teachers and schools turn into bullies if you try to help your child no one would listen or help and now I have to deal with much bigger problems thanks to the cack handed teachers my child had to endure along with the yokels she was at primary with

p paula

(12-06-2013 21:34)

p paula


(23-06-2013 20:24)

a full complaint as son a the authority is up and running. There is no doubt that if we have suffered at the hands of irresponsible professionals, others have too. The licensing authority is designed in part to look at complaints from an outside perspective ensuring fairness for all. We have moved school and I can say that our lives have changed completely for the better and it's all down to the care my son is receiving now. I hope this post helps. Good luck


(23-06-2013 20:20)

Dear Paula, this summer marks the beginning of a new licensing system for all Irish teachers. The licensing authority will also be responsible for dealing with complaints against teachers which if serious enough will result in the teachers license being revoked. Both my son and I were unmercifully bullied by the principal in our school , who refused to provide any sort of support for my son while he was having difficulties at her school. It was a terrible experience. I will be making

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