The Department of Education’s aim is for inclusive education to be available to children in their local area throughout the country, which supports the inclusion of multiculturalism in society and provides more choice for parents/guardians in relation to their children’s education.
To support this campaign, schools are given the opportunity to change (re-configure) into schools with a specific multi-denominational ethos. An Foras Pátrúnachta recognizes the value and benefit of the reconfiguration campaign and we welcome requests from schools that wish to change their ethos and/or patronage.
An Foras Pátrúnachta is very pleased to give established Irish-medium schools the opportunity to change patronage in order to provide Irish-medium schools with an Irish-medium patron. It is also important that the opportunity to establish gaelscoileanna with a multi-denominational ethos is taken in areas where Irish-medium education is not currently available and parents/guardians are given that meaningful choice.
An Foras Pátrúnachta understands the importance of having a systematic, clear and sustainable approach available to schools as they discuss reconfiguration.
We have appointed a full-time Reconfiguration & Schools Ethos Manager to provide ongoing support to school communities in relation to the process.
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