Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Questions (406, 416)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

406. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will introduce a permanent voluntary redeployment scheme for teachers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1840/16]

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Peter Mathews

Question:

416. Deputy Peter Mathews asked the Minister for Education and Skills regarding the voluntary redeployment scheme and the Croke Park agreement, when the process will be available for secondary school teachers (details supplied) based in a school in County Cavan who seek redeployment to a school in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2000/16]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 406 and 416 together.

The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of all surplus permanent and CID holding teachers to other schools that have vacancies. The redeployment of all surplus permanent teachers is key to my Department's ability to manage within its payroll budget and ceiling on teacher numbers.

The criteria used for the allocation of teachers to post-primary schools for the 2016/17 school year, including the redeployment arrangements for the 2016/17 school year are available on my Department's website.