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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (400)

Cormac Devlin

Ceist:

400. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the case of a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29249/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Teacher allocations to all schools are approved annually by my Department in accordance with established rules based on recognised pupil enrolment on the previous 30 September.  The criteria for the allocation of posts are communicated to school managements annually and are available on the Department website (circular 0005/2021).    

Each school receives an allocation in respect of Guidance Provision, calculated in accordance with circular 0005/2021 and by reference to the approved enrolment. 

The allocation for Guidance Provision is provided separately and transparently on each school’s staffing schedule.  These posts have been ring-fenced so they can only be used for guidance activities and to meet the guidance needs of the school in accordance with the school’s Guidance Plan.  

As part of COVID-19 operational supports for the current school year, an additional allocation in respect of Guidance Provision has been provided to all schools to support student wellbeing. This additional allocation has also been allocated to schools for the 2021/22 school year.

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