Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (130)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

130. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position with regard to additional funding provided for continuous professional development for teachers since February 2016. [41140/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Department of Education and Skills promotes the quality of teaching and learning through the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) and supports for teachers and principals.

Funding provided for continuous professional development for teachers and Principals since 2015 is as follows:

2015 €22.803m

2016 €22.606m

2017 €27.886m

2018 €30.898m

Additional professional development needs of serving teachers in recent years have been addressed through the provision of an induction programme for newly-qualified teachers with an annual allocation of approximately €1.4m and Junior Cycle for Teachers support service with an annual allocation of approximately €5.40m.