Dáil Éireann - Volume 633 - 20 March, 2007
Written Answers. - School Staffing.
Cecilia Keaveney Cecilia Keaveney
Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of one teacher schools; the name of each school for the school year 2006/2007; the number of schools that will be one teacher in 2007/2008; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10477/07]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: There are currently 11 one teacher schools at primary level. This figure does not include hospital or special schools. Details of the names and addresses of the schools are given in the attachment provided.
The mainstream staffing of a primary school is determined by reference to the enrolment of the school on 30th September of the previous school year. The actual number of mainstream posts sanctioned is determined by reference to a staffing schedule which is issued to all primary schools each year.
 The Deputy will be aware that, as an exceptional matter, I approved the appointment, or retention where appropriate, of a mainstream teacher in addition to the Principal for the current school year in the schools which had projected that the appropriate number of pupils required (12) for such appointment or retention would be achieved at end September, 2006.
Based on enrolments received from the Boards of Management for the 30th September 2006 in my Department and on the new staffing schedule for the 2007/2008 school year (Primary Circular 0020/2007) which is available on my Department’s website, there will be 12 one teacher schools (excluding hospital and special schools) in the 2007/2008 school year.
Dáil Éireann 633 Written Answers. School Staffing.