192. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teaching principals in DEIS schools by local authority area; the cost of providing an administrative principal in these schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50388/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - DEIS Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The number of teaching principals in DEIS Urban Band 1 and DEIS Urban Band 2 schools nationally is 36. A breakdown of this figure is compiled on a by county basis.
The average salary per teaching post at primary level is €58,800.
I wish to advise the Deputy that the current School Support Programme provides for the appointment of an Administrative Principal on an enrolment of 116 pupils (81 pupils if operating a specialist autism unit) ...

126. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teaching principals in DEIS schools in the Limerick city and county catchment area; the supports and resources that are available to free them up to attend external meetings such as child protection case conferences or Meitheal meetings in which their contribution is vital to enhancing an inter agency response to a vulnerable child; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44854/17 asked on 24 Oct 2017 - DEIS Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The number of teaching principals in DEIS schools in the Limerick city and county area is four.
Budget 2018 is building on measures in previous budgets to enhance school leadership. This Budget has made €0.4 million available to fund additional release days for teaching principals in primary schools, which allows them to undertake administrative, leadership and management functions within the school.
In relation to child protection conf...