Tuesday 17 October 2017

Teachers face losing state pay

THE “debate” on school patronage kicked off by the teacher conference season is as predictable as ever. Picture posed
THE “debate” on school patronage kicked off by the teacher conference season is as predictable as ever. Picture posed

Katherine Donnelly Education Editor

MORE than 1,000 teachers are at risk of removal from the Register of Teachers next weekend, which means they will lose their entitlement to be paid a state salary.

The teachers were among 42,900 who were due to renew their registration with the Teaching Council by the end of March, but 1,071 failed to do so. The group may include retirees and teachers who have emigrated and don't plan on returning to an Irish classroom – but some may have simply forgotten.

The Teaching Council sent a renewal reminder letter to each teacher and those whose renewal is still outstanding have now been sent a letter informing them of their impending removal from the register. If they do not renew their registration by next Sunday, May 4, they will be removed from the register.

Irish Independent

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