Teaching Council Elections 2020

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Applications are being sought from ASTI members intending to contest the forthcoming Teaching Council elections in 2020 for ASTI endorsement of their candidature.

The ASTI has been informed that the nomination process for candidates to contest the 2020 Teaching Council elections shall commence in early January 2020.

Standing Committee has adopted an approach to the electoral process in order to seek to maximise the number of ASTI members who will be elected to serve on the next Teaching Council. The term of the next Teaching Council is 2020 to 2024.

There are a number of constituencies in which members may stand for election. The constituencies for election are set out below. It is the intention of the ASTI to endorse candidates who are ASTI members as follows:


Community and Comprehensive School Sector and Education and Training Boards Sector:

The ASTI has decided to restrict its endorsement to one member only in each of the constituencies comprising the electors whose voting category is determined to be the Community and Comprehensive School Sector and the Education and Training Boards Sector.

Standing Committee will decide on the ASTI endorsed candidate: One in the community and comprehensive school sector and one in each of the constituencies in the Education and Training Boards Sector.

ASTI members who are intending to contest the Teaching Council elections in these sectors who wish to have their candidature endorsed by ASTI should email their name and contact details together with an A4 page outlining their suitability to the ASTI General Secretary, gensecgalligan@asti.ie by 5.30p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th.

Voluntary Secondary School Sector:

The ASTI will provide endorsement for the candidature of all members contesting elections in both constituencies in this sector upon receipt of appropriate applications. 

ASTI members who are interested in contesting the elections in this sector and would wish to have their candidature endorsed by ASTI should email their name and contact details together with an A4 page outlining their suitability to the ASTI General Secretary, gensecgalligan@asti.ie  by 5.30p.m. on January 17th 2020.

Please note: Application for ASTI endorsement by ASTI members intending to run for the Teaching Council in 2020 is separate from the Teaching Council elections application process. All teachers wishing to run in the Teaching Council elections must comply with the Teaching Council candidate nomination procedures. For more information visit www.teachingcouncil.ie.

  

Category 1: Electors who are registered to teach in a Recognised Post-primary School and whose voting category is determined to be the community and comprehensive school sector

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Geographical Constituency

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Number of members

Connaught, Leinster, Munster and Ulster

The following counties: Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin, North Tipperary, South Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow; and the cities of Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

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ASTI will provide endorsement for the candidature of one member only in the above constituency upon receipt of appropriate applications. This position is designed to maximise the prospects of an ASTI member being returned to take the seat.

 

Category 2: Electors who are registered to teach in a Recognised Post-primary School and whose voting category is determined to be the Education and Training Boards Sector

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Geographical Constituency

Area

 

Number of members

Ireland North

The following counties: Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.

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Ireland South

The following counties: Carlow, Clare, Cork, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, South Dublin, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow and the city of Dublin.

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ASTI will provide endorsement for the candidature of one member only in the Ireland North constituency in this sector. ASTI will provide endorsement for the candidature of two members only (one male and one female) in the Ireland South constituency in this sector. ASTI Standing Committee will decide these endorsements upon receipt of appropriate applications. This position is designed to maximise the prospects of an ASTI member being returned to take the seats.

 

Category 3: Electors who are registered to teach in a Recognised Post-primary School and whose voting category is determined to be the voluntary secondary school sector

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Geographical Constituency

Area

 

Number of members

Ireland North

The following counties: Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.

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Ireland South

The following counties: Carlow, Clare, Cork, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, South Dublin, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow and the city of Dublin.

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ASTI will provide endorsement for the candidature of all members contesting election in both constituencies in this sector upon receipt of appropriate applications. Requests for endorsement as a Candidate in the election will be accepted until 17th January 2020 at 5.30 p.m.