Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Education and Skills

School Staff

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding a school (details supplied) losing a teacher in September 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10645/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The criteria used for the allocation of teaching posts is published annually on the Department website. 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 schedule operates in a clear and transparent manner and treats all similar types of schools equally irrespective of location. The staffing schedule includes an appeals mechanism for schools to submit a staffing appeal under certain criteria to an independent Appeals Board. The Primary Staffing Appeals Board will next consider appeals for the 2020/21 school year later this month.


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