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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 25 May 2022

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Questions (95)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire


95. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education the estimated full-year cost of employing one additional special education teacher. [26573/22]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Budget 2022 provides for an additional 620 new SET posts in special education. This new investment is required to meet the needs of students with special educational needs enrolled in mainstream classes; students to be enrolled in new special classes and new special school places and the needs of new and developing schools.

This will bring the total number of SET in the mainstream school system to 14,385 in 2022.

The estimated cost for the employment of a Special Education Teacher, on a full-time basis, would be €69,000 per annum based on the average salary cost of a Special Education Teacher.