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Terms and Condition of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools” - Edition 2

The Department has consolidated eleven areas of Terms and Conditions of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary schools as follows:

  • Requirement to Register with the Teaching Council
  • Statutory Annual Leave Public Holiday Entitlements
  • Sick Leave Scheme
  • Maternity Protection Entitlements
  • Paternity Leave Scheme
  • Adoptive Leave Entitlements
  • Career Break Scheme
  • Job Sharing Scheme
  • Carer’s Leave Scheme
  • Parental Leave Entitlements
  • Unpaid Leave                                                         

The electronic book titled ”Terms and Condition of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools” - Edition 2 contains eleven chapters in relation to the aforementioned areas. This Edition replaces Edition 1, and in addition replaces all previous circulars, memoranda, rules and regulations in relation to these areas.

Teachers and Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)

The Terms and Conditions Section of the Department regulates the employment terms and conditions governing teachers and special needs assistants employed in recognised primary and post primary schools. This section also regulates and monitors statutory and non-statutory leave entitlements for teachers and SNAs.

Service Information

Choose from the items in the table below for information on the relevant Breaks/Leave:

Adoptive Leave
Assault Leave
Brief Absences
Career Break
Carer's Leave
Job Sharing
Maternity Leave
Paternity Leave
Parental Leave
Personal Days
Extra Personal Vacation Days
Sick Leave
Statutory Annual Leave/Public Holiday
Unpaid Leave
 

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