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Parental Rights in Law: Some Practical Implications for Schools

This one-hour course will introduce participants to the practical implications for schools of parents’ legal rights. In addition to outlining key legislation related to parents’ rights in education, this course will consider the difference between guardianship, custody, and access. In reviewing relevant case law, this course will consider what schools need to know in order to comply with legislation on a day-to-day basis. This course is particularly suited to those in school management such as principals, deputy principals, and assistant principals; however, the content is also relevant to class teachers and support teachers.

Speaker: Dr Mia Treacy is a primary school teacher, a former Principal, and a lecturer in educational policy in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She was seconded on a full-time basis to the Department of Education support services for 11 years, the latter 3 years as Deputy Director with the Professional Development Service for Teachers. Prior to working in the support services, she taught in a DEIS Band 1 urban school, a rural multi-class school, and also worked as a shared learning support teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Frobel College of Education; a Master of Education degree from Mary immaculate College, Limerick; a Doctorate of Education degree from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra; and an Advanced Diploma in Education and the Law from King’s Inns, Dublin.

Course Details

Course Date 19-10-2020 4:00 pm
Course End Date 19-10-2020 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 26-08-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Course Registration Fee €10
Speaker Dr Mia Treacy
Number Hours 1
Location Online

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