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Ombudsman for Children Submission to the Task Force on Student Behaviour

Formal and informal education is a central part of the lives of Children. Art 42 of the Irish Constitution recognises that right to education.

In this submission, we highlight the large number of good practices at home and abroad around curtailing bad behaviour and creating a favourable learning environment for all. It is important to review and appropriately mainstream these models.

The task force has a key role in promoting a value-led change. Attitude and mindsets are key areas to tackle. It is important to move away from the “one-size fits all attitude” and look at developing an education-system which is based on the value of respect, gives responsibility to children for their education and build on the strength of each student.