Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (152)

Brendan Ryan


152. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the models that are used to fund transition year in State-funded schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11965/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Department provides specific teaching resources and additional grant aid to schools that offer the transition year programme. Schools in the Free Education Scheme qualify for payment of a transition year grant of €95 for each pupil participating in the programme. The cost of transition year grants in 2013 was €2.88 million. The Department allocated circa 1,790 whole time equivalent teaching posts in the 2013-14 school year in respect of transition year with an estimated cost of €116 million.