Fears for class sizes of future
The number of students starting secondary in County Wexford is set to rise by 11 per cent in 2020, prompting school principals to call for improved resources.
Information obtained by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) shows that 2,130 students will enter secondary school in County Wexford this year, rising to 2,378 in six years time.
The NAPD has called on the Department of Education to start planning now to ensure that there will be enough teachers available for the subjects most in demand.
'There is a risk that there willl be a shortage of teachers trained to teach particular subjects,' said director Clive Byrne.