Department Circulars

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

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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

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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.

Circular 0027/2022 Grant Scheme for ICT Infrastructure – 2021/2022 School Year

26 April 2022

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The new Digital Strategy for Schools 2021-2027, which will build on the progress made under the previous Digital Strategy, will be underpinned by an investment of some €200m included in the National Development Plan 2021-2030.

Circular 0030/2022 Arrangements for Inspectorate Engagement with Post-Primary Schools - April to June 2022

26 April 2022

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This circular:

Provides information about the Inspectorate’s planned advisory, evaluation and research work in schools for the summer term 2022
Provides an update on the Inspectorate’s work to support and monitor the implementation of anti-bullying procedures in schools during this term
Supersedes Circular 0033/2021
Sector: Post Primary

Circular 0023/2022 Staffing arrangements in Community and Comprehensive Schools for the 2022/23 school year

13 April 2022

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For the purposes of Section 24(2) of the Education Act 1998 (as amended by the Education (Amendment) Act, 2012), the allocation of teaching posts for the 2021/22 school year is calculated in accordance with the rules outlined in this circular and is based on recognised pupil enrolment on approved courses on 30 September 2021.

Circular 0024/2022 Staffing arrangements in Education and Training Boards for the 2022/23 school year

13 April 2022

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For the purposes of Section 24(2) of the Education Act 1998 (as amended by the Education (Amendment) Act, 2012), the allocation of teaching posts for the 2021/22 school year is calculated in accordance with the rules outlined in this circular and is based on recognised pupil enrolment on approved courses on 30 September 2021.

Circular 0021/2022 Special Education Teaching Allocation 2022/23 (post primary)

12 April 2022

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The purpose of this Circular is to advise schools that Special Education Teacher allocations will be updated for mainstream post primary schools with effect from September 2022. The Circular also provides details of the criteria used to update schools profile allocations at this time.

Circular 0004/2022 Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autism)

5 April 2022

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The Programme 2022/2023 St Angela’s College, Sligo, (a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), is offering a Post- Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Special Educational Needs (Autism) Professional Development Programme in collaboration with the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) for teachers of students with Autism. In accordance with programmes being offered by the college, this programme will be accredited by NUIG, and will lead to an award of a Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Special Educational Needs (Autism).

0019/2022 DEIS identification 2022: Appeals process for schools

30 March 2022

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From September 2022, the DEIS programme will be extended to additional schools who were identified using the refined DEIS identification model as having the highest levels of educationals disadvatnaged. This circular sets out the appeals process for schools who, following the application of the refined DEIS identificaiton model to their student enrolment data, were not identified for inclusion in the programme or identified for reclassification to DEIS urban band 1 and wish to have that outcome reviewed.

Circular 0016/2022 Employment of 3rd and 4th Year Undergraduate Student Teachers and application of the ‘5 Day Rule’

24 March 2022

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This circular updates employers regarding the current temporary changes to the employment of 3rd and 4th year undergraduate student teachers and the application of the ‘5 day rule’ on their employment from 15 February 2022 to 30 June 2022.