Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Teachers' Panel Rights

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding teachers moving panels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2610/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of all surplus permanent/CID holding teachers, to other schools that have vacancies.

At primary level, schools are required under the panel arrangements to fill permanent vacancies from the Main Redeployment Panel in the first instance and thereafter from Supplementary Redeployment Panels comprised of eligible fixed-term (temporary/substitute) and part-time teachers.

Primary teachers are placed on redeployment panels in line with the patronage of the school from which they are redeployed and are available to schools with teaching vacancies that are within a 45km distance of the teacher’s base school.

At post primary level, teachers may be redeployed to schools within a 50 km distance of the teacher’s existing school or, where the teacher so requests, from his/her place of residence.  

The redeployment arrangements are published annually on the Department of Education website.


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