Written answers

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Department of Education and Skills

School Staff

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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48. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills why the appeals board felt that a school (details supplied) did not meet the criteria under Circular 0011/2024 to retain its 12th teacher, as an explanation would help the school in understanding this final decision. [16973/24]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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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 process contains an appeals mechanism for schools to submit a staffing appeal under certain criteria to an independent Primary Staffing Appeals Board.

The appeal submitted by the school referred to by the Deputy has been deemed ineligible by the Appeals Board, as the grounds of the appeal did not meet the appeal criteria published in Circular 0011/2024 which is available on the Department website. An official from the Teacher Allocation section of my Department has been in contact with the Principal of the school and has explained the appeals criteria as outlined in Circular 0011/2024. The Appeals Board operates independently of the Department and its decision is final.


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