Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (218)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

218. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the staffing arrangements for a school (details supplied) will be reviewed as a matter of urgency in respect of the publication of staffing arrangements in primary schools for the 2020/2021 school year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4526/20]

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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 30th September.

Staffing arrangements for the 2020/21 school year are available in Circular 0018/2020, which has been published on the Department website. The staffing arrangements include an appeals mechanism for schools to submit a staffing appeal under certain criteria to an independent Appeals Board.

The first meeting of the Primary Staffing Appeals Board will be held in April. The closing date for receipt of appeal applications is 27th March 2020.