Schools facing double inspections over new sex education classes

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Independent: Schools facing double inspections over new sex education classes

Schools are now undergoing double inspections, weeks apart, to ensure that they are living up to their responsibilities in areas such as child protection and the delivery of sex education classes. 

Reports from the first 11 schools to go through the specialised Department of Education inspections show how the checks brought about a rapid sharpening up in school practices, where necessary.

One element of the in-depth inspections looks at how boards of management and school staff are fulfilling their responsibilities in relation to child protection procedures introduced for schools in 2017. Read Article