Written answers

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Department of Education and Skills

School Supervision and Substitution Scheme

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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117. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding substitute teaching; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23165/20]

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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Specific arrangements were implemented with regard to the payment of substitute teachers at the commencement of the lockdown period for primary and second level schools.

These arrangements provided that substitute teachers who were contracted by the managerial authorities of the schools in which they were employed were paid for the duration of the contracts.

Qualified substitute teachers paid on payrolls operated by my Department in accordance with these arrangements are awarded incremental credit for the periods of the service.

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