Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (232)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

232. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will be allocated more resources for the coming academic year in order to avoid split class arrangements within the school. [6141/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The criteria used for the allocation of teaching posts is published annually on the Department website. 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.

The staffing schedule operates in a clear and transparent manner and treats all similar types of schools equally irrespective of location. The staffing schedule includes an appeals mechanism for schools to submit a staffing appeal under certain criteria to an independent Appeals Board.

On the basis of the school's enrolments on 30th September 2019, there will be no change to the school's mainstream staffing for the 2020/21 school year.