Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (441)

Jim O'Callaghan

Ceist:

441. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Education if a school (details supplied) will be permitted to retain a 12th teacher. [26316/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The key factor for determining the level of staffing resources provided at individual school level is the staffing schedule for the relevant school year and pupil enrolments on the previous 30th September.

The school referred to by the Deputy was due to have a teaching post suppressed due to a fall in enrolments.

However, the staffing arrangements for primary schools also includes the provision whereby schools experiencing rapid increases in enrolment can apply for additional permanent mainstream posts on developing grounds, using projected enrolment for the following September, in this case September 2020.

The school referred to by the Deputy has been allocated two teaching posts on developing grounds, pending confirmation of enrolments on 30th September. which will bring the mainstream staffing to 13 teachers.

Question No. 442 answered with Question No. 436.