Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (258)

Patrick O'Donovan


258. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding the qualification allowance (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29798/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The information requested by the Deputy is not available in my Department.

Details of individual qualifications for teachers are assessed by the Teaching Council and once assessed and approved, the Teaching Council registers the teacher for the particular education sector e.g Primary, Post Primary and Further Education.  A teacher must be registered for the appropriate sector to be eligible to be paid as a qualified teacher.

The payment of qualification allowances to teachers being appointed to teaching posts for the first time ceased from the 1st February 2012. The full details regarding the payment of allowances are outlined in Circular 08/2013 which can be accessed on my Departments' website.