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Teaching Qualifications.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 8 December 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Questions (416)

Denis Naughten

Question:

438 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 586 of 24 November 2009, the reason the person was not awarded arrears to September 2008 in view of the delays outside their control and the commitments given by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45724/09]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The qualifications for the teacher in question were recognised by the Teaching Council in October 2009. It is my Department's policy to pay the qualified rate to teachers from 1st September of the school year in which recognition has been obtained from the Teaching Council.

Since the qualifications were recognised during the 2009/2010 academic year, salary at the qualified rate was backdated to the 1st September 2009 to the teacher in question.

Accordingly, the person cannot be awarded arrears back to September 2008.

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