Education – Irish Times – Carl O’Brien
Second-level teachers allowed to work up to 140 extra hours to plug staffing gaps
Schools report difficulties hiring teachers in key subjects such as Irish, maths, home economics, woodwork and metal work
Secondary school teachers will be permitted to work for up to 140 extra hours in the coming academic year to plug staffing gaps caused by shortages in key subject areas.
The move follows reports from schools that many are struggling to recruit teachers in subjects including Irish, maths, woodwork, metalwork, home economics and others.