Review of Irish-medium Education
Sir George Bain, in the Report of the Independent Strategic Review of Education (the Bain Report), December 2006, recommended that DE should develop a comprehensive and coherent policy for Irish-medium education.
The Department accepted this recommendation and initiated this Review to provide the basis for that policy. The Review was asked to take stock of the best way to facilitate continued and sustainable growth of the sector for the next decade, ensuring the highest quality education outcomes for pupils, particularly in light of the revised Northern Ireland curriculum. The findings of this review and proposals for the way forward have now opened for consultation.
The main consultation runs from 11 October 2008 to 10 January 2009. In addition, the Department has launched a consultation for children and young people and a specific consultation document has been prepared. The consultation for children and young people ends on 30 January 2009. The Report of the Review of Irish Medium Education and the consultation response documents are below:
Please note that while the Department will accept written responses, we would encourage recipients to download the response documents and return them via e-mail by 10 January 2009 or 30 January, as appropriate, to IMIE@deni.gov.uk