Wednesday 13 December 2017

Promoting a merit system

INCREASED openness and transparency in the appointment and promotion of teachers, hailed by the general secretary of the Irish Vocational Educational Association yesterday as an affirmation of professionalism, may be a small step for the teacher but it's a giant leap for the public service.

From September, a new selection process will change utterly the way teachers are awarded jobs and pay increases.

It is part of a general process of public service reform -- or modernisation -- and it is under way in other areas, too.

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