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Services and Information

Information on issues relevant to Teachers, Special Needs Assistants and Non-teaching staff in schools is shown in the table below. Click on the item title for detailed information.

Teachers and non-teaching school staff - Please provide your school roll number when contacting the Department to help us direct your enquiry to the correct staff member.

Payroll / Financial

Salary services and information for teachers, non-teaching staff and retired staff

Employment Terms & Conditions

Information for teachers and Special Needs Assistants

Retirement / Pensions

Information for teachers and non-teaching staff

Breaks & Leave

Statutory and non-statutory leave entitlements for teachers and special needs assistants

SNAs Recruitment and Qualifications

How to become a Special Needs Assistant

See Also SNA Redundancy Information

Secondment / Exchanges

Opportunities for teachers and Foreign Language Assistants

New Teachers

Information of interest to newly qualified teachers

Garda Vetting

Requirements for school staff and volunteers

Appointment Forms

Teachers and SNAs appointment, change of staff, notice of leaving forms

Supervision / Substitution

Information for schools and teachers

Occupational Health Strategy

Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Services

Boards of Management

Information for boards including rules, training, employing staff

Curriculum and Syllabus Guides

Information on primary and post primary curriculum including syllabus and prescribed material

Tools for Teachers

Scoilnet online application and tools for teachers

Professional Development

Supports available to schools and teachers

Public Service Stability Agreement 2013-2018

Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 - 2018 (Haddington Road Agreement/ Lansdowne Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2013 and 2015