Education (Welfare) Act 2000
Code of behaviour.
23.—(1) The board of management of a recognised school shall, after consultation with the principal of, the teachers teaching at, the parents of students registered at, and the educational welfare officer assigned functions in relation to, that school, prepare, in accordance with subsection (2), F22[and publish] a code of behaviour in respect of the students registered at the school (hereafter in this section referred to as a “code of behaviour”).
(2) A code of behaviour shall specify—
(a) the standards of behaviour that shall be observed by each student attending the school;
(b) the measures that may be taken when a student fails or refuses to observe those standards;
(c) the procedures to be followed before a student may be suspended or expelled from the school concerned;
(d) the grounds for removing a suspension imposed in relation to a student; and
(e) the procedures to be followed relating to notification of a child's absence from school.
(3) A code of behaviour shall be prepared in accordance with such guidelines as may, following consultation by the F23[Child and Family Agency] with national associations of parents, recognised school management organisations and trade unions and staff associations representing teachers, be issued by the F23[Child and Family Agency].
(4) The principal of a recognised school shall, before registering a child as a student at that school in accordance with section 20, provide the parents of such child with a copy of the code of behaviour in respect of the school and may, as a condition of so registering such child, require his or her parents to confirm in writing that the code of behaviour so provided is acceptable to them and that they shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure compliance with such code by the child.
(5) The principal of a recognised school shall, on a request being made by a student registered at the school or a parent of such a student, provide the student or parent, as the case may be, with a copy of the code of behaviour in respect of the school concerned.
Inserted (1.02.2020) by Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 (14/2018), s. 10(a), S.I. No. 6 of 2020.
Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2 part 13 item 1, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.