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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 April 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Questions (944)

Alan Kelly


944. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Education the volume of extra teachers that have been taken on by schools to cater for the enrolment of Ukrainian students, by county, in tabular form, for both primary and secondary level. [20845/22]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the activation of the Temporary Protection Directive, the Government has adopted a whole of government approach to supporting the people who arrive here. My Department is working with the whole education sector, including aegis bodies and education partners in regard to access to education for school-aged children and providing supports both to their families and schools.

As set out in a letter issued to all schools on 5th April, EAL support is available to schools that have enrolled Ukrainian pupils.  With reference to the table of allocations set out in that letter, 262 primary schools have been allocated EAL support equating to 30 WTEs (Whole time Equivalents) and 58 post-primary schools equating to 5 WTEs.