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Circular 02/02 - Eligibility Criteria for Appointment as Principal Teacher

To: Boards of Management, Principal Teachers and all Teaching Staff in Ordinary Primary Schools and Special Schools A. Eligibility Criteria for Appointment as Principal Teacher in Primary and Special Schools: B. Change to the Procedure for the Assessme ...

Electronic Applications Popular

Recommendations in the event that the Board of Management decides to accept applications for vacancies electronically.

Interview Board Recommendation

Template letter confirming the name of the successful candidate for a teaching post.

Letter for Patron's Sanction

Template letter to be sent to the Patron seeking sanction for the appointment of the teacher selected by the interview board.

Letter re. Appointment for Interview

Invitation to interview - template letter

Litreacha chuig an Easbag/Patrún Popular

Letter templates 'as Gaeilge' from the Board of Management to the Patron/Bishop providing details of appointments made. 7 letter templates in total within the document, one per page.

POR1 Form Popular

Recruitment - Employment Law

David Ruddy, BL and Principal of Talbot Senior School, Clondalkin facilitated Limerick’s County Network Meeting which focused on Employment Law & Health & Safety.  Topics covered included:


Recruitment-related Documents

It is advisable that the BoM be familiar with the following in relation to the recruitment of staff: 

  • Education Act 1998
  • Equal Status Act 2000
  • Education Welfare Act 2002
  • Circulars 2/02, 07/02, 08/02, 17 ...

Selecting Staff - Interview Strategies Popular


Powerpoint Presentation - includes information on planning and preparing for staff interviews, hints and tips in relation to questions and putting people at ease

Shortlisting Criteria Form Popular

Form to capture agreed shortlist criteria and candidates shortlisted for interview

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