ASTI General Secretary claims schools “are creaking at the seams”

Recruitment and retention problems means Irish schools are “creaking at the seams”.

That’s according to ASTI General Secretary, and former Sligo secondary school teacher, Kieran Christie.

The comments were made after new figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act found nearly 14 thousand people who weren’t registered with the Teaching Council were hired as substitutes.

These may include student teachers, along with non-qualified subject experts.

ASTI General Secretary, Kieran Christie, says it highlights issues around recruitment.