1 September 2022
This Circular sets out the requirements in respect of the next cycle of SSE which begins in September 2022. It follows on from, and supersedes Primary Circulars 0039/2016, 0016/2018, 0040/2020, 0032/2021 and 0029/2022 and Post-primary Circulars 0040/2016, 0041/2020, 0033/2021 and 0030/2022.
Circular 0058/2022 Arrangements for Inspectorate engagement with post-primary schools: September to December 2022
1 September 2022
This circular: Provides information about the Inspectorate’s planned advisory, evaluation and research work in post-primary schools from September to December 2022; provides information on the Inspectorate’s work on supporting and monitoring the implementation of anti-bullying procedures in schools; clarifies the arrangements for school self-evaluation (SSE) for the 2022/23 school year; supersedes Circular 0030/2022.
Circular 0050/2022 Parents Leave Scheme for registered teachers employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary schools.
17 August 2022
This circular succeeds 0030/2021
Parent’s Leave is a period of statutory unpaid leave available to the relevant parent to enable them to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child.
0041/2014 Job sharing scheme for special needs assistants in recognised primary and post-primary schools
8 June 2022
The Minister for Education and Skills directs you to implement the regulations and
procedures regarding job-sharing arrangements for special needs assistants whose posts
are funded by monies provided by the Oireachtas.
Circular Letter 0038/2022 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Working Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary schools
8 June 2022
Further to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s, direction for public sector employees, the Minister for Education directs employers to implement the terms in this Circular for teachers and special needs assistants (employees) who are employed in approved posts funded by monies provided by the Oireachtas.
Circular 0042/2021 Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary schools (COVID-19)
27 May 2022
The purpose of Circular 0042/2021 is to advise on the COVID-19 working and leave arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic for teachers and special needs assistants employed in recognised primary and post primary schools.
0032/2022 Prescribed Material for the Junior Cycle Examinations in 2024 and the Leaving Certificate Examinations in 2024
25 May 2022
The Department of Education
(a) Wishes to inform the management authorities of second-level schools that the
prescribed material for the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations
in 2024 is on the attached list.
(b) Requests the school authorities to give adequate notice of these texts to
students before the start of the relevant school year.
Circular 0033/2022 Permanent extension of the Employee Assistance Service (EAS) to all school staff employed in recognised primary and post-primary schools
19 May 2022
The EAS had been available to all school staff on a temporary basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Circular advises that the Department is extending the EAS to all school staff on a permanent basis effective from the 2022/23 school year.
Information Note TC 0004/2022 - Amendment to the Paternity Leave Scheme for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
19 May 2022
Due to legislative changes, this Information Note advises employers of an amendment to the Paternity Leave Scheme for teachers, contained in Circular 0054/2019.
Circular 0011/2022 Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022: Post-primary schools in Gaeltacht language-planning areas participating in the Gaeltacht school recognition scheme: Ongoing implementation of the Scheme (2022 - 2024)
26 April 2022
The purpose of this Circular is to inform school authorities of the next steps to be taken by the Department of Education (Department) and by post-primary schools in relation to the continuing implementation of the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme (Scheme) in 2022/2023 and 2023/2024. This Circular follows on from Circular 0013/2021 and previous circulars on the Scheme covering the period from 2017 to 2020/21.