Schools insist they are prioritising newly qualified teachers for work

Ireland“Primary principals have insisted that they are giving priority to newly qualified teachers for substitution work but said graduates could be taken off the dole if the Government set up a supply panel system. Around 20 groups of primary schools around the country share teams of teachers to cover sick leave, administrative leave for principals and other absences, meaning there is no difficulty in arranging substitution or other cover at short notice …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 28 October]

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