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A reduction of 2,000 posts of responsibility in primary and post-primary schools, with a saving of €10m annually.
Redeployment procedures at primary level have been implemented with some 950 surplus teachers redeployed for the 2011/12 school year with an estimated full year saving of €47.5m.
New redeployment procedures for second level teachers have been implemented for the 2011/12 school year resulting in the elimination of a surplus of some 200 teachers with an estimated full year saving of €10m.
New contract terms for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) have been introduced which provide greater flexibility for schools and clarify the duties of SNAs including increased flexibility in organising working time.
The 2011/2012 academic year is the first full year of implementing additional working hours in schools and Institutes of Technology which are contributing to reduced school closures and increased teaching/lecturing time.
Revised contract terms for academic staff in universities have been introduced which provides for an additional hour per week to facilitate teaching and learning in the universities.
The rationalisation of Vocational Education Committees (VECs), reducing 33 to 16, is being progressed.
A single student grant scheme has been introduced which replaces 4 different schemes. City of Dublin VEC is administering the scheme instead of 66 separate bodies.