Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004

Duty of schools.

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14.—(1) The board of management of a school shall—

( a) ensure that section 2 is complied with as respects that school,

( b) ensure that parents of a student with special educational needs are—

(i) informed of their child's needs and how those needs are being met, and

(ii) consulted with regard to, and invited to participate in, the making of all decisions of a significant nature concerning their child's education.

( c) co-operate to the greatest extent practicable with the Council and its employees and, in particular, provide to the Council such information as the Council may from time to time reasonably request for the performance by it of its functions,

( d) ensure that all relevant teachers and other relevant employees of the school are aware of the special educational needs of students.

( e) ensure that teachers and other relevant employees of the school are aware of the importance of identifying children and students who have special educational needs, and

( f) inculcate in students of the school an awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities.

(2) Subsection (1) is in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other enactment imposing duties on boards of management of schools.

(3) Any person (other than a school) who or which provides education to persons with special educational needs, being a person funded in whole or in part from moneys provided by the Oireachtas, shall provide to the Council such information as the Council may from time to time reasonably request for the performance by it of its functions.

(4) A request under subsection (1)(c) or (3) shall be complied with within such period (not being a period longer than 1 month from the date of the request) as the Council specifies in the request.