Budget cuts announced in Budget 2009 included an increase in the pupil: teacher ratio to 19:1 for the 2009/2010. The ASTI is running a campaign to have this decision reversed.
The Principal is ex-quota. In schools with 500 or more recognised pupils, one deputy-principal may be paid ex-quota.
A ratio of 16:1 is applied in respect of recognised pupils on the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. For the LCA the first group of 20 participating pupils will attract an allocation of 1.5 whole-time teacher equivalents.