Special Nuacht - Ballot on SLAR meetings

Thursday 07 November 2019

A ballot on the timing of Subject Learning and Assessment Review (SLAR) meetings takes place in November.

The ballot arises because some schools have consistently proposed that SLAR meetings be held outside normal school tuition hours. This is at variance with the terms of Circular Letter 0015/2017 issued by the Department of Education and Skills, the Appendix to the Junior Cycle Reform Joint Statement on Principles and Implementation, and a statement of clarification provided to the ASTI by the Department of Education and Skills in December 2015.

Vote YES

The ASTI is urging members to vote YES in this ballot. A YES vote will authorise the ASTI to issue a directive on the scheduling of SLAR meetings. In this way, ASTI members can stand up for teaching and adhere to the agreement.

School-based ballots

Ballot material will arrive in schools from mid-November. The ASTI is instructing School Stewards to distribute and collect ballot material between November 20th and 29th. The closing date for the return of completed ballot papers is 5.30p.m. on Tuesday, December 3rd 2019. Post can take a number of days. Please vote early to ensure your vote is counted.

Further information

Nuacht Ballot Special November 2019.