Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (171)

Pat Deering

Question:

171. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of special needs assistants sacked or who have faced sanctions under the grievance and disciplinary procedures for special needs assistants in recognised primary and post-primary schools 2011; the breakdown of the figures; and his plans to update the procedures. [26161/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Circular 0072/2011 sets downs the Grievance and Disciplinary procedures to be followed by schools. My Department does not hold information on the number of Special Needs Assistants subject to Grievance and/or Disciplinary procedures, as such staff are the employees of individual schools. My Department retains limited information on Administrative Leave cases, some of which may be related to Grievance and Disciplinary procedures.

My Department has no plan to update these procedures.