Education Act 1998
9(c)'A school shall use its available resources to ensure that students have access to appropriate guidance to assist them in their educational and career choices, and 9(d) 'Promote the moral, spiritual, social and personal development of students and provide health education for them, in consultation with their parents, having regard to the characteristic spirit of the school.'
Guidelines for Second Level Schools on the Implications of Section 9 (c) of the Education Act 1998, relating to students' access to appropriate guidance (2005)
This document aims to set out the implications for schools of the provisions in the Education Act 1998 relating to guidance. It is prepared for school managements, guidance counsellors and staff and also for a wide variety of education partners, most importantly, parents and students.
The Department of Education and Skills and NCGE commissioned Dr Claire Hayes and Professor Mark Morgan to undertake this research in 2009.
In response to the recommendations of the research, the Department of Education and Skills issued a statement which clarifies and outlines the required work of NCGE. Read full report