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Head Teacher Vacancies

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vacancies of principals of more than two months there were in secondary level schools in the (a) controlled and (b) maintained sectors in Northern Ireland during 2005. (76329)

The education and library boards and the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools have advised that all principal vacancies during 2005 were filled immediately. If there is a delay in a principal taking up duty, the vice principal is required to undertake the role of acting principal in accordance with the terms of employment of the vice principal.