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ASTI fears allayed as clarification on costs clears up indemnity issue

Katherine Donnelly


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Not for the first time, the Association of Secondary Teachers' Ireland (ASTI) has found itself at the centre of a controversy.

After months of turmoil for Leaving Cert students, this week was to see the beginning of the end of the uncertainty for the class of 2020, with guidance for teachers and schools to allow them to get going on the estimated marking process that is replacing the traditional summer exams.

The guidance came on Thursday with a necessary legal indemnity for teachers, schools and boards of management that would ensure they would not have to bear the costs of a legal challenge from a student or parent, once they had acted in good faith and there was no gross negligence.