Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (144)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

144. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe for the establishment of a steering group to examine teacher supply shortages as reported in the media (details supplied); the proposed members of this group; the terms of reference for this group; the date on which the report from this group will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5285/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy will be aware, I intend to establish a Teacher Supply Steering Group to implement a strategy to deal with issues being faced by primary schools in hiring substitute teachers and issues at post primary level regarding reported difficulties for schools hiring in certain subject areas. As part of its remit, the Group will consult with key stakeholders. The membership and terms of reference of the Steering Group are being finalised.