Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Education and Skills

School Staffing

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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397. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the discussions that have taken place regarding 2015 staffing arrangements in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Mayo. [47030/14]

Photo of Jan O'SullivanJan O'Sullivan (Limerick City, Labour)
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The criteria used for the allocation of teachers to primary schools is published annually. The key factor for determining the level of staffing resources provided at individual school level is the staffing schedule for the relevant school year and pupil enrolments on the previous 30 September. The staffing arrangements also includes an appeals mechanism for schools to submit an appeal under certain criteria to an independent Appeals Board. The school referred to by the Deputy is currently a three teacher school, on the basis of an enrolment of 59 pupils on 30th September 2013.

The staffing arrangements for the 2015/16 school year will be published early in 2015 and this will enable schools to determine their staffing levels for that school year.


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