Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (201)

Seamus Healy


201. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the retention of a second teacher at a school (details supplied) will be approved in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46539/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The key factor for determining the level of staffing resources provided at individual school level is the staffing schedule for the relevant school year and pupil enrolments on the previous 30 September.

Staffing arrangements for the 2020/21 school year have not yet been finalised and so it is not possible, at this stage, to confirm a school’s staffing for the 2020/21 school year. The arrangements will be published early in 2020 and at that stage, schools will be able to establish their staffing.

The staffing schedule includes an appeals mechanism for schools to submit an appeal under certain criteria to an independent Primary Staffing Appeals Board. Details of the criteria for appeal will be contained in the staffing schedule when published in the New Year.