Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Department of Education and Skills
Over recent budgets, additional resources have been made available to our schools, including through the delivery of thousands of extra teaching and Special Needs Assistant posts, increased capitation in schools, enhanced supports for school leadership and an improved staffing schedule in primary schools.
My aim for Budget 2023 is to continue to deliver on the priorities outlined in the Programme for Government and to continue to support the students, staff, and families in the education sector.
In the lead up to the Budget, my Department receives a number of pre-budget submissions from a number of stakeholders in the education sector and from organisations involved in other areas of public policy. I can confirm that I have received the pre-budget submission referred to by the Deputy and it has been brought to the attention of the relevant Officials. As in previous years, relevant submissions continue to be reviewed and they will inform the specific budgetary priorities that I will be seeking to achieve in Budget 2023. Therefore, as I am sure the Deputy appreciates, it would not be appropriate for me to outline any more specific plans at this stage of the Budgetary process.