Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (267)

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

267. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a teacher's probationary year and position on the salary scale in another EU country is not recognised for the supplementary panel; if he will examine a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23828/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of all surplus permanent teachers to other schools that have vacancies. Thereafter, schools are required under the panel arrangements to fill permanent vacancies from supplementary panels comprised of eligible fixed-term (temporary/substitute) and part-time teachers.

Arrangements for panel access for fixed-term (temporary), substitute and part-time teachers to the Supplementary Redeployment Panel for the 2019/20 school year are set out in Circular 0078/2018 which is available on the Department website.

The service reckonable for access to the Supplementary Panel is service as a fully qualified teacher in a post paid for by the Department of Education and Skills, excluding previous permanent service, previous service as a post-primary teacher, incremental credit and unqualified service.  As such, incremental credit and earnings from teaching service abroad are not considered for access to the Supplementary Panel. 

Applicants must meet all of the published criteria in order to gain access to the Supplementary Redeployment Panel.