Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (201)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

201. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the qualifying criteria for supplementary panel rights will be changed so that overall experience rather than just one year's earnings will be considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22236/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of all surplus/permanent CID holding teachers to schools that have vacancies. Thereafter, schools are required under the panel arrangements to fill permanent vacancies from supplementary panels comprised of eligible fixed-term (temporary/substitute) and part-time teachers. The supplementary redeployment arrangements for the 2014/15 school year were published in November 2013 following consultation with the relevant education partners. There is no scope to alter these arrangements at this time.The redeployment arrangements are reviewed annually with the relevant education partners to determine what adjustment, if any, is required for subsequent school years. Arrangements for the 2015/16 school year will be agreed later in the year and will be published on the Department website.