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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Photo of Jackie CahillJackie Cahill (Tipperary, Fianna Fail)
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187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if remedial teachers are included as part of the overall teacher numbers in schools for calculating the pupil-teacher ratio (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30741/20]

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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Remedial teachers are included in the overall teacher numbers when calculating the pupil-teacher ratio.

The most recently published Pupil-Teacher Ratio for Primary Schools is for 2019 when the ratio was 15.0.

The most recently available figure, academic year 2019-20, for average Class Size is 24.1.

Both figures and other relevant Education Indicators can be found on our most recent Key Statistics report which can be found at the link below;

www.education.ie/en/Publications/Statistics/Key-Statistics/key-statistics-2019-2020.pdf.

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