Staffing Schedule for 2016/2017
Primary School Staffing Arrangements for the 2016/2017 school year have now been issued in DES Circular 0007/2016. Key areas included are the staffing schedule for 2016/2017 school year, revised staffing appeals criteria, enrolment thresholds for appointment to the post of Administrative Principal/Deputy Principal, revised GAM, Update on teachers awarded a CID contract in 2015/2016 school year and panel rights for permanent/CID holding teachers.
Deadline for submission of applications for LITH and access to SNA support
29 February 2016 - Deadline for submission of applications for LITH and access to SNA support. The date has been brought forward to ensure that allocations will issue to schools before the end of the current school year.
Filling Short-Term Substitute Teaching Vacancies
A number of calls have been received to the National Support Office regarding the difficulty in sourcing fully qualified primary school teachers to fill short-term substitute teaching positions. DES Circular 31/2011, Section 4 provides guidance to schools on the options that are available to them to fill these vacancies. These include: