Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (221, 222, 223, 224)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

221. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Education and Skills the acceptable requirements to receive approval for time served teaching outside the EU; the reason overseas private primary schools are considered acceptable and secondary schools are not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49019/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

222. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the acceptable requirements for time served teaching abroad outside the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49022/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

223. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason teaching in overseas private primary schools is recognised when calculating teaching time served abroad but secondary schools are not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49023/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

224. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the categories of teaching abroad not recognised as prior experience for teaching here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49024/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 221 to 224, inclusive, together.

The criteria for the award of incremental credit to recognised teachers was agreed under the auspices of the Teachers Conciliation Council (TCC). This Council is comprised of representatives of teachers, school management, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Department of Education and Skills and is chaired by an official of the Workplace Relations Commission.

The criteria for the award of incremental credit is laid out in my Department’s Circulars, 10/2001 for Primary teachers and 29/2007 & 29/2010 for Post-Primary teachers.