Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (246)

John Brassil

Ceist:

246. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of national schools implementing the Gaeltacht education policy, Polasaí Thumoideachas, that are in danger of losing a teacher in the coming academic year 2019-2020; the number in the Gaeltacht areas of County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27484/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

105 primary schools are currently participating in the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme to strengthen the provision of Irish-medium education in these schools. 14 of the primary schools are located in Co Kerry Gaeltacht areas and while one of these schools was due to lose a classroom teacher for the 2019/20 school year due to falling enrolments, the school have successfully appealed this loss and have been approved to retain the teacher on a provisional basis, pending confirmation of enrolments in September.

Schools participating in the Scheme are allocated additional Irish-language support hours relative to pupil enrolment.