Written answers

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Correspondence

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail)
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203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will consider a submission by a school (details supplied); if a decision will be reversed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57086/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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Where schools are amalgamating there is a provision for the allocation of a concessionary mainstream teaching post in cases where the approved number of mainstream teachers in the schools at the time the amalgamation takes place exceeds the number of mainstream posts warranted by the total enrolment of the newly amalgamated school on the basis of the staffing schedule.

The continued allocation of the concessionary post is dependent on the teachers concerned remaining on the staff of the school and the appropriate enrolment figures being maintained.

In the situation outlined, a teacher has resigned from the school and the school has the required number of mainstream posts allocated as per the staffing schedule so the concessionary post is due to be suppressed. As the resignation has occurred mid-year, and in order to avoid disruption to the school, the school have been informed that they can retain the post for the remainder of the 2022/23 school year.

Staffing arrangements for the 2023/24 school year will be published early next year and at that stage, schools will be able to establish their staffing for September 2023.


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