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.