Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (181)

Mark Ward

Question:

181. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details suppled) will have the same amount of teachers as 2019 in view of the fact it had been notified of a reduction in teachers and this will have a detrimental impact on the ability of the school to develop its pupils. [12062/20]

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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. Details of the staffing appeal process are set out in Circular 18/2020, available on the Department website.