105. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools classified as DEIS band 1 (primary), DEIS band 2 (primary), DEIS rural (primary) and DEIS (post-primary) in each of the past five school years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29026/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 105 and 106 together.
The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of schools classified as DEIS Band 1, DEIS Band 2, DEIS Rural and DEIS Post Primary over the last five school years is available on my Department’s website at the following link:
http://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/DEIS-Delivering-Equality-of-Opportunity-in-Schools-/Breakdown-of-DEIS-Schools-2006-to-da...

106. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the level of expenditure on the DEIS programme in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29027/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 105 and 106 together.
The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of schools classified as DEIS Band 1, DEIS Band 2, DEIS Rural and DEIS Post Primary over the last five school years is available on my Department’s website at the following link:
http://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/DEIS-Delivering-Equality-of-Opportunity-in-Schools-/Breakdown-of-DEIS-Schools-2006-to-da...

107. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the technical group established in 2015 to establish the eligibility criteria that are appropriate to re-identify the level of need in schools in relation to the DEIS programme has completed this work and its conclusions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29028/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 to 112, inclusive, together.
In reply to the Deputy’s questions on the DEIS Review Process, I wish to advise him that the review is nearing completion and it is my intention to publish a new Action Plan before the end of this year.
The review is looking at all aspects of DEIS, including the range and impact of different elements of the School Support Programme, particularly the scope for increased int...

108. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the interdepartmental group established in 2015 to consider the roles of different Departments in delivering DEIS in a joined-up way has completed this work and its conclusions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29029/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 to 112, inclusive, together.
In reply to the Deputy’s questions on the DEIS Review Process, I wish to advise him that the review is nearing completion and it is my intention to publish a new Action Plan before the end of this year.
The review is looking at all aspects of DEIS, including the range and impact of different elements of the School Support Programme, particularly the scope for increased int...

109. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he will publish the review of DEIS, which was noted in his Action Plan on Education as a strategy pending publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29030/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 to 112, inclusive, together.
In reply to the Deputy’s questions on the DEIS Review Process, I wish to advise him that the review is nearing completion and it is my intention to publish a new Action Plan before the end of this year.
The review is looking at all aspects of DEIS, including the range and impact of different elements of the School Support Programme, particularly the scope for increased int...

110. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to implement recommendations arising from the review of DEIS in advance of the start of the next school year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29031/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 to 112, inclusive, together.
In reply to the Deputy’s questions on the DEIS Review Process, I wish to advise him that the review is nearing completion and it is my intention to publish a new Action Plan before the end of this year.
The review is looking at all aspects of DEIS, including the range and impact of different elements of the School Support Programme, particularly the scope for increased int...

111. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the action plan for educational inclusion announced in the programme for Government will be published by May 2017; the progress to date on this matter; the consultations commenced in respect of this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29032/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 to 112, inclusive, together.
In reply to the Deputy’s questions on the DEIS Review Process, I wish to advise him that the review is nearing completion and it is my intention to publish a new Action Plan before the end of this year.
The review is looking at all aspects of DEIS, including the range and impact of different elements of the School Support Programme, particularly the scope for increased int...

112. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his approach in a reform of the DEIS programme will be to expand the overall number of schools participating in the programme; if he will change the classification of individual schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29033/16 asked on 06 Oct 2016 - Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 to 112, inclusive, together.
In reply to the Deputy’s questions on the DEIS Review Process, I wish to advise him that the review is nearing completion and it is my intention to publish a new Action Plan before the end of this year.
The review is looking at all aspects of DEIS, including the range and impact of different elements of the School Support Programme, particularly the scope for increased int...