Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (241)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

241. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the management structure at a school (details supplied) in County Waterford. [5398/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

When the moratorium on the filling of posts of responsibility was introduced the Government exempted Principal and Deputy Principal posts in all primary and post-primary schools and these posts continue to be replaced in the normal manner. Limited alleviation was introduced for schools that are acutely affected by the impact of the moratorium at Assistant Principal level. The alleviation arrangements at primary level are focused on schools with an enrolment of at least 400 pupils and which have a reduction of at least 3 posts of responsibility at Assistant Principal level. Circular 0004/2014 which has recently been placed on the Department website sets out the limited alleviation arrangements in place.