28 MARCH 2006
BISHOP LEO O’REILLY WELCOMES
ESTABLISHMENT OF TEACHING COUNCIL
I welcome the formal establishment of the Teaching Council, as announced today
by the Minister for Education & Science, Mary Hanafin. Its establishment is an
acknowledgement of teachers – and teaching – as the most significant determining
factors in assuring a quality education system. The excellence of the Irish
education system is already acknowledged internationally. The Teaching Council
will serve to further enhance the quality of our education system.
I also welcome the intention of the Teaching Council to bring together teachers,
parents, management and unions so as to put students, and their learning, centre
stage in the education project.
I wish the Teaching Council every blessing and success in its work.
Notes for Editors
Dr Leo O’Reilly is Bishop of Kilmore and Chairman of the Education Commission
of the Irish Episcopal Conference.
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