Tuesday, 7 November 2006
Leaders' Questions (Resumed).
Pat Rabbitte (Dublin South West, Labour)
In conclusion, the Taoiseach will be aware from the Minister for Education and Science who is sitting beside him that, for example, no matter how many non-national children are in a school, the resource teacher-pupil ratio is 1:14 and a cap of two additional teachers or 28 children is in place. After that the school must make an arbitrary case in the hope it might obtain more specialist teaching back up. I was in a school recently in my constituency with 180 non-national children.