Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (341)

Barry Cowen

Question:

341. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied). [19420/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The criteria used for the allocation of teaching posts is published annually on the Department website. The key factor for determining the level of staffing resources provided at individual school level is the staffing schedule for the relevant school year and pupil enrolments on the previous 30 September.

The staffing schedule operates in a clear and transparent manner and treats all similar types of schools equally irrespective of location.

The staffing schedule also includes an appeals mechanism for schools to submit a staffing appeal under certain criteria to an independent Appeals Board. The next meeting of the Primary Staffing Appeals Board will be held in June. Information on the staffing appeal process and the application form is available in Circular 0019/2019, published on the Department website.

The Primary Staffing Appeals Board operates independently of the Department and its decision is final.