Staffing and Redeployment Panels

26th February 2019

Staffing Schedule 2019/2020

The DES has published Circular 0019/2019 which is the Staffing Schedule for the 2019/2020 school year.

The first key date for you to be aware of is Thursday 21st March 2019.

The schools should ensure to notify the panel operator of any impending permanent or fixed term vacancies in your school for September 2019 by completing the form as follows:

If you have no vacancies for next September please let us know so that this information is logged.

Please note that the DES will request the date in which you notified the panel operator of your vacancy before any appointments you make are confirmed. The DES also regularly asks Educate Together for the date that a vacancy was notified when processing appointment forms so it is vital that all schools are compliant. 

Subsequent future permanent or fixed term vacancies that emerge, e.g. posts won on appeal, a result of resignation, career breaks approved, etc. must be notified to the panel operator within five working days of becoming known to the Principal or Chairperson. 

 Other work to be completed by 21st March:

•Special Education Teacher Post (Shared) 2019/2020  (Appendix D) to be completed and returned to DES.

•Schools that have surplus permanent/CID holding teachers must complete the Main Redeployment Application form (Appendix E) and return it to the DES.

•Schools that awarded CIDs to teachers for the 2018/2019 school year must complete the CID Declaration form (Appendix G)

   •Schools with teachers that may qualify for a CID at the commencement of the 2019/2020 school yearshouldcomplete Form CIDApp (18/19) (Appendix H)

•Appeal to the Staffing Appeals Board (Appendix F) -  the first sitting of the Appeals Board will be held in April 2019. 

•S.E.T. Clusters - the base school in a cluster should complete and submit Appendix D to primary allocations in the DES.

Other important dates to note:

•Main Redeployment panels are due to be published after the Easter break.

•Closing date for schools to apply for a Developing Schools Post is 12th April 2019. Schools should ensure that the complete the Application for Developing School Post form and submit it to the DES by this deadline.

•The closing day for applications for Principal Release Time Posts is the 30th June, 2019.

Principal release day cluster arrangements

All clusters in place for the 2018/2019 school year will be broken for the 2019/2020 school year due to the increase in principal release days.

SET post cluster arrangements 

All SET clusters will cease at the end of the 2018/2019 school year.

Schools should consult Appendix C of Circular 00/2019 to check the number of full time S.E.T. posts and the balance of part time hours in their own school. Schools should use this information to cluster their part time Special Education hours into full time (25 hours) permanent S.E.T. posts with neighbouring schools. The base school in the cluster should submit Appendix D to primary Allocations in the DES before Thursday 21st March 2019.

Following the school-led process for clustering S.E.T. hours, a Department led clustering process will be initiated after the 21rst of March 2019 for any remaining hours in schools that have not been clustered. 

Part time hours remaining in a school that are not clustered into full time posts can only be filled in a temporary capacity.

Filling Provisionally Approved Posts  (Developing Schools Posts, Appeals etc)

Please note that the only circumstances in which permanent posts (Developing School Post, perm post approved under the staffing criterion for small schools, alleviating pressure on class sizes at infant level, temporary EAL approved under staffing appeals criterion) can be filled on a permanent basis from 1st September 2019 is if the post is being filled by a permanent/CID holding teacher who is due to be redeployed through the Main Panel but is being retained in one of the posts above. 

These posts cannot be filled on a permanent basis by teachers in the Supplementary Panel unless notified that the post is not required for the redeployment of a permanent/CID holding teacher. Schools that are given provisional approval for one of the teaching posts above may only fill these post(s) on a temporary basis up to Friday 25th October 2019. It is important that this arrangement is reflected in the terms of the fixed-term contract.

Supplementary Panel 2018/2019 School Year

Circular 68/2017 sets out the arrangements for access to the supplementary redployment panels for the 2018/2019 school year for eligible primary teachers in fixed term/temporary positions and part time positions in recognised primary schools.

Teachers wishing to be considered for the 2018/2019 Supplementary Panel must have returned thier complted application to Primary Allocations in the Deapartment of Education and Skills on or before Friday 8th Decemeber 2017.

Information for teachers who have redeployment panel rights but are currently teaching in a school outside of the Educate Together network.

The deadline for the submission of applications was Thursday 25th January 2018. No further applications will be accepted.

Transfers to the Educate Together panel is completely at the discretion of Educate Together.



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