Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Questions (183)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

183. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that no transition year co-ordinator is in place at a school (details supplied). [15198/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A post of Programme Co-ordinator is available to all second-level schools offering one or more of the following programs: Transition Year, Junior Cycle Schools Program, Leaving Certificate Vocational Program, Leaving Certificate Applied Program as outlined in Circular 3/2018 which is available on my Department's website. 

St. Ciaran's Community School have an entitlement to a  Programme Co-ordinator post at Assistant Principal I level.  

The recruitment and appointment of teachers to fill teaching posts and Posts of Responsibility is a matter for the individual school authority, subject to agreed procedures. The deployment of teaching staff in the school is in the first instance a matter for the school management authorities.