Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (178)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

178. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of full-time equivalent posts for SNAs allocated by his Department. [37094/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

At the end of the 2018/19 school year there were approximately 15,030 SNA posts allocated to schools. I announced on 27th May that 792 additional SNA posts will be allocated to schools for the beginning of the 2019/20 school year, with almost 130 additional posts expected to be allocated by December 2019.

By the end of this year, there will be up to 15,950 SNAs working in our schools, an increase of over 51% since 2011.