Class sizes safeguarded and 1,400 new teachers for schools in 2014

15/10/2013

Class sizes safeguarded and 1,400 new teachers for schools in 2014

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the safeguarding of class sizes and the addition of 1,400 new teachers for schools in 2014.

“As well as maintaining the existing pupil teacher ratios in free schools for the third successive year, an additional 1,400 teachers will be recruited in primary and post-primary schools in 2014. This will include providing more teachers to meet rising pupil numbers as well as additional Resource Teachers for children with special educational needs.”

“Dublin Fingal has the youngest age demographic in the state, parents from Balbriggan to Malahide who wave goodbye to their children every morning at the school gate will surely breathe a sigh of relief that class sizes will not be increased.”