Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/01/2014. Tags: Education And Politics
According to a report in the Irish Independent today, the education cutbacks have resulted in some schools struggling to deliver the minimum 28 hours a week of classroom teaching. The problem has come to light in a number of Whole School Evaluation (WSE)
reports which are published by the Departments Inspectors.
Examples highlighted are the WSE report on the 425-pupil Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan
where the inspectors reported that pupils were being left short one-and-a-half hours a week. At Meanscoil Iognaid Ris, Longmile Road, Dublin
, inspectors highlighted that instruction time was short of the minimum 28 hours and in the 525-pupil Salesian Secondary School
, in Pallaskenry, Limerick, it was noted that the school counted a 15-minute weekly session between class tutors and pupils as part of its 28 hours
However, the majority of schools do provide the required 28 hours a week, and with some schools offering more than 28 hours.
The Independent reports that the Department is planning a detailed analysis of practice across schools of different types and sizes, to see where and why there is a deviation.