Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (255)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

255. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the full salary of a person (details supplied) will be backdated to pre-2011 pay scales. [27605/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Salary scales for teachers are based on the date of their first qualified appointment to an Oireachtas funded post as follows:

A person first appointed to an Oireachtas funded teaching post between 1 January 2011 and 31 January 2012, whose date of first qualified Oireachtas funded teaching service is–

- before 5 December 2011, is paid on the 1 January 2011 qualified pay scale and the qualification allowances applicable to that scale,

- between 5 December 2011 and 28 April 2013, is paid on the 1 January 2011 pay scale and qualification allowances applicable to that scale subject to the maximum value of the honours primary degree allowance applicable to that scale, or

- on or after 29 April 2013, is paid on the 1 February 2012 pay scale with no qualification allowances.

A person first appointed to an Oireachtas funded teaching post on or after 1 February 2012 whose date of first qualified Oireachtas funded teaching service is on or after that date will be paid on the 1 February 2012 pay scale with no qualification allowances.

The records available within my Department show that the teacher in question had his first Oireachtas funded appointment on 14th October 2010 as an unqualified substitute teacher. He qualified as a post primary teacher in 2014 and is registered with the Teaching Council since the 11th August 2014. His first qualified appointment to an Oireachtas funded teaching post was the 1st September 2014. As this date is later than 1st February 2012, as outlined, he is correctly placed on the 1st February 2012 pay scale.