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Written Answers - Teacher Recruitment

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 182.  Deputy Brendan Griffin Information on Brendan Griffin Zoom on Brendan Griffin  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the way the interview panel for replacing teaching positions in a national school in County Kerry is chosen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6807/12]

[402]Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The Constitution of Boards and Rules of Procedure document 2011 sets out the procedures for appointment of teachers, including the composition of the selection board. These rules were agreed by the education partners and the revised document applies to new Boards of Management as of 1st December 2011. Under those rules, a selection board for teaching posts must comprise the chairperson of the board of management, the principal teacher and an assessor independent of the board of management, to be appointed by the patron after consultation with the chairperson of the board.

A copy of the rules is available on my Department’s website —www.education.ie.


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