Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (244)

Charlie McConalogue


244. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status in relation to the inclusion of a person (details supplied) on the supplementary panel for primary teaching; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21473/19]

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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 teachers to other 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.

 Arrangements for panel access for fixed-term (temporary), substitute and part-time teachers to the Supplementary Redeployment Panel for the 2019/20 school year are set out in Circular 0078/2018 which is available on the Department website.

 Applicants must meet all of the published criteria in order to gain access to the Supplementary Redeployment Panel.

 The teacher referred to by the Deputy failed to meet the criteria and is therefore ineligible to be included on the Supplementary Redeployment Panel.

 In relation to the query on the teacher's progression on the salary scale, an increment is awarded on the completion of 183 days substitute work but the teacher cannot progress to the next point on the salary scale any earlier than the the anniversary of their previous increment date.