Hedge Schools:Secret schools that existed in 18th Century Ireland, setup in defiance of English run schools.Home School Liaison:A scheme whereby a teacher can visit children'shomes in order to build positive links.
ParentsRefer to appendix one
Powis Commission:A commission of inquiry (1870) that accepted thedenominational nature of most schools.As a parent I am involved in my children's school. The school has a very open set up;within the first year I knew all the teachers by their first names including the principalwho I felt I could approach at any time. As a member of the school's ethics committeemy role involves attending meetings and working together with teachers and other parents to develop resource packs for use in the classroom. These resource packscontain specific information and suggested lesson plans based around a topic from theEthics Education programme, for example 'Disability'. The committee also organisesmulti-cultural celebration days.An Educate Together school is founded on four core principles: Democracy, Multi-denominational, Child-centred and Co-educational. These values ensure that thewhole school community has an opportunity to be involved if they are so disposed. It