Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (383)

Thomas Byrne


383. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to an increased use of part-time contracts for teachers; if so, when his attention was drawn to the practice; the actions he will take to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35727/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

It is a matter for school management to issue contracts in accordance with the approved teacher allocation and curricular needs of the school, guided by Department of Education & Skills Circulars.

My Department has improved the position of part-time teachers through the implementation of the Ward Report and a revised sequence for allocating available hours in a school which gives preference to part-time teachers employed in that school.