Parents Role within the Education Process
The Irish Constitution states that parents have primary responsibility for educating their child and it guarantees the parents’ right and duty to provide for their children’s education. It also says that the State requires that children receive 'a certain minimum education'. Under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 parents must make sure that their children receive a certain minimum education from the age of 6 to the age of 16.
Tarbert Comprehensive works as partners in the education process with parents. The School and home therefore aims to support the student in their educational journey so that all may achieve their potential. To this end dialogue is crucial and parents are encouraged at all times to maintain communication with the school. This can be done by way of the school journal, parent teacher meetings or telephone. Indeed if there is something of a sensitive nature you would like to discuss then a face to face meeting with a member of staff is encouraged and facilitated. Appointment is advised is these instances.
Outside of School there is a range of organisations and schemes providing support and information to parents concerning the education of their children.
They include the following: