Dispute over legal cover for Leaving Cert teachers resolved

A dispute over the legal cover for Leaving Cert teachers has been resolved between the Department of Education and ASTI.

The union had concerns the state indemnity being offered didn’t go far enough in protecting teachers from potential claims by students.

They’ve received clarification that if a pupil, unhappy with their mark decides to sue, the state will cover all of the legal costs.

The ASTI says it’s now able to advise members to engage with the calculated grades system.

Earlier, Sean Wynne, vice-Principal of Drumshanbo Vocational school, said teachers had genuine concerns in relation to legal action being taken against them by unhappy students: