Main Panel Update – 9 April 2018


The main redeployment panels have now been issued. There are currently a total of 177 surplus permanent/CID holding teachers on panels for redeployment to vacancies in other schools.  The next update of this summary list will be published on Thursday, 19 April 2018.

Click here for update on Teacher Allocation and Main Redeployment Panel

Click here for Summary of Main Panel

 How to Fill Teaching Vacancies in Your School

  • Schools with vacancies are now required to immediately commence the process of filling their vacancies from the list of surplus permanent/CID holding teachers on the redeployment panels. The timeframe for the school led redeployment process is Friday, 27th April 2018
  • All permanent and fixed-term teaching vacancies can only be filled from the relevant main redeployment panel
  • Boards of Management are not permitted to follow normal recruitment practices to fill a permanent or fixed-term teaching vacancy until the DES is satisfied that vacant positions are not required for the redeployment of any remaining surplus permanent/CID holding teachers on the main panel
  • The DES has approved the use of (DES Circular 10/2018) to engage with the Main Redeployment Panel. This effectively puts the responsibility on a teacher to submit an expression of interest to a school and reduces the amount of time that a principal spends calling and emailing potential new teaching staff members for the following school year
  • A teacher can defer their panel rights in the following circumstances:
  • To take up a temporary position in his/her own school. The temporary position must be for a minimum period of one school year, i.e. replacing a teacher on career break, secondment, replacing two teachers who have entered into a job sharing arrangement etc
  • To go on a career break or secondment
  • To avail of a job-sharing arrangement
  • The maximum period that a teacher can defer his/her panel access for any of the above arrangements is 5 school years

How to Advertise on

  • Select ‘Main Redeployment Panel’ from the list of options provided in the ‘Status of Vacancy’ drop-down menu
  • Click here for text to be used in any advert to be placed by a school with a permanent teaching vacancy on (DES Circular 10/2018, Section 6.3)
  • Teachers are given a period of 5 calendar days to express an interest in the post.
  • Teachers can only respond to expressions of interest from within their own relevant panel area
  • A school is required to select a teacher from the cohort of teachers who expressed interest in the post. However, the school has the option of supplementing the list of teachers who express an interest in the post with other teacher(s), remaining on the main panel (who had not responded with an expression of interest in the post). It is at the discretion of the Board of Management to hold interviews
  • If no teachers on the relevant main panel express an interest in the post, the school is required to extend the period of time for seeking expressions of interest, by an additional 2 calendar days. If at that stage there are still no teachers who have expressed interest in the post, then the school should inform the Panel Operator.
  • All teachers on the main panel must be redeployed before permission is given to fill remaining permanent vacancies in any other manner or to fill fixed-term teaching vacancies

Click here to view FAQ on Redeployment Arrangements at Primary Level for Surplus Permanent & CID Holding Teachers

Supplementary Panel 2018/2019
Circular 0068/2017 - Panel access to the Supplementary Redeployment Panel for the 2018/19 school year
Application Form for Supplementary Panel for the 2018/19 school year
Supplementary Panel Update Form for the 2018/19 school year
Arrangements for the operation of the Supplementary Panel for the 2018/19 school year



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