The criteria for the award of incremental credit to recognised teachers is outlined in Circulars 29/2007 and 29/2010 was agreed under the auspices of the Teacher Conciliation Council. This Council is comprised of representatives of teachers, school management, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Department of Education & Skills and is chaired by an official of the Workplace Relations Commission.
My Department has corresponded with Longford & Westmeath Education and Training Board in relation to previous applications for incremental credit made by the teacher concerned.
The position is that as the teacher’s applications failed to meet the criteria set out under the agreed schemes the applications were refused. The school the Deputy referred to is not a school recognised by my Department.