What is the purpose of this leaflet?
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, would like you to tell him how you think we can make sure that the rights and beliefs of children and families from various cultural and religious backgrounds are respected in our primary schools.

Tell the Department your views
We welcome your views on the issues raised in this leaflet. They will help in the preparation of a White Paper which will spell out Government policy on making sure primary schools are inclusive of the whole community. You can get more information about this process on our website at link.

What do you think of the expert group suggestions?
We would like to hear what you think of the suggestions made by the expert group.

Do you think these are the right way forward?
Or do you have concerns about any of the recommendations which you would like to tell us about?

Can you tell us about a school that is good at being inclusive?
Some local schools already do a good job in catering for children from different cultural, religious and belief traditions. So as part of this consultation we would also like to hear from parents and other interested parties on how this is done well in schools.
Have you any other suggestions?
We would also welcome your views on any other changes which could be made in local schools to make them more inclusive and welcoming places for all children from the local community.

How do I tell the Department of Education my views?
You can send us your views by email or by post. You will find our contact details at the end of this leaflet. You have until Friday 22 November 2013 to contact us.
• by email to cpu@education.gov.ie or
• by post to Central Policy Unit Department of Education and Skills Block 2, Floor 1, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1





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