Written Answers. - Remedial Teaching Service.

Cecilia Keaveney


89 Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Education whether she considers one remedial teacher for five schools to be sufficient in areas (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8835/96]

The division of a remedial teacher's timetable between schools who share a remedial teaching service is a matter for determination between the relevant schools and the local district inspector for national schools.

I am not in a position at present to make additional remedial teacher posts available to primary schools.

I will continue to review needs in this area and consider how best these needs can be addressed within available resources. I have noted the particular position of the schools in question and I can assure the Deputy that these needs will be given every consideration in the context of any future development of the remedial service.