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Department Of Education Recruiting Trainee Teachers To Fill Covid Absences

A meeting will take place tomorrow between the teachers' unions and Education Minister.

The Department of Education is looking at getting final year trainee-teachers to take on substitute roles to deal with absenteeism due to Covid-19.

A meeting will take place tomorrow between the teachers' unions and Education Minister, Norma Foley, on resolving issues of teachers calling in sick.

An INTO survey of a quarter of primary schools shows there were 600 teachers absent due to the virus in the first two weeks of this month.

Simon Lewis, principal of Carlow Educate Together National School, says finding substitutes is extremely tough:

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