Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Ceisteanna (360)

Charlie McConalogue


360. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the current staffing details of the inspectorate at both primary and post-primary level, including the numbers of inspectors at each grade in each business area. [32108/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

There are 123.3 whole-time equivalent (WTE) staff currently in the Inspectorate. There are 66.5 inspectors at inspector grade, 46.8 at senior/divisional grade, 8 at the grade of assistant chief inspector, 1 deputy chief inspector and 1 chief inspector. The 113.3 inspectors at inspector or senior/divisional grade include 57 primary inspectors, 54.3 post-primary Inspectors and 2 inspectors designated as primary/post-primary. The Chief Inspector and Deputy Chief Inspector are responsible for the overall management of the Inspectorate. 101.3 WTE staff are assigned to inspection and advisory services in five regional business units and 20 Inspectorate staff are assigned to policy work including evaluation support, self-evaluation, school improvement and curriculum and assessment policy.