DES: The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D, today (Thursday November 8th) published the Teacher Supply Action Plan. The development of the range of actions contained in the plan was led by the Teacher Supply Steering Group, chaired by the Secretary General of the Department, in recognition of the significant challenges for some schools experience in recruiting teachers. At primary level, the recruitment of substitute teachers is problematic while at post primary recruitment of teachers in certain specific subject areas, such as STEM, modern languages, Irish and home economics is proving difficult. Read press release

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