Teacher allocations are approved annually in accordance with established rules based on recognised pupil enrolment.
The Department allocates staffing resources to primary, secondary, community and comprehensive schools and ETB schools (through Education and Training Boards – ETBs). This includes:
- Allocation of mainstream primary classroom teaching resources to schools
- Allocation of teaching resources to second level schools and ETBs
- Allocation of other teaching resources to schools such as the combined General Allocation Model/English as an Additional Language (GAM/EAL) allocation and resource teaching posts
- Redeployment of teachers in accordance with the relevant redeployment schemes.
The staffing arrangements include provision for an appeals mechanism for schools to submit an appeal under certain criteria to an independent appeals board.
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