In response to the RedC poll of parents expressing a preference for primary school types, the Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA), representing member VECs, welcomed the survey result that a very significant 67% of parents with dependent children wanted faith formation and religious instruction for their children to be provided during the school day. Commenting on the IPPN survey results, IVEA General Secretary Michael Moriarty says:
Press Statement by Michael Moriarty, General Secretary IVEA, on Report of Advisory Group on Patronage & Pluralism
On behalf of the Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA), I welcome the Advisory Group's firm recommendation that the Community National School (CNS) pilot scheme, operated by the Vocational Education Committees (VECs), be maintained and expanded. This model provides the state with a multi- denominational primary school which recognises all faiths and beliefs while seeking to accommodate the main faith groups through faith formation classes during the school day.