Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Department of Education and Skills
Teachers Panel Rights
64. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if time spent completing an internship under the JobBridge scheme at a primary school can be counted towards supplementary panel rights for the teacher; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47387/13]
The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of all surplus permanent teachers to other schools that have vacancies. Thereafter, schools are required under the panel arrangements to fill permanent vacancies from supplementary panels comprised of eligible fixed-term (temporary/substitute) and part-time teachers. Preparation for the staffing and redeployment process for the 2014/15 school year is currently underway in my Department. The arrangements for access to the supplementary panel will be published in the relevant circular which is expected to be placed on the Department website in the coming week.