Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (426)

Niall Collins


426. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) was not considered for redeployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31955/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of surplus permanent teachers to other schools where vacancies exist. The redeployment of all surplus permanent teachers is key to the Department's ability to manage within its payroll budget and ceiling on teacher numbers.

A voluntary redeployment scheme has operated on a pilot basis in specific regions in recent years.  Permanent teachers employed in these regions were given an opportunity to volunteer for a transfer to other areas if such a transfer would free up a vacancy that would facilitate the redeployment of a surplus permanent teacher in the region.   

The criteria for the allocation of teachers to post-primary schools for the 2019/20 school year, including the redeployment arrangements, are available on the Department's website education.ie