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.

Boards of Management

Information for boards including rules, training, employing staff

Garda Vetting

Requirements for school staff and volunteers

Appointment Forms

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

Payroll / Financial

Services and information for teaching, non-teaching staff and retired staff

Supervision / Substitution

Information for schools and teachers

Retirement / Pensions

Information for teachers and non-teaching staff

Employment Terms & Conditions

Information for teachers and Special Needs Assistants

Breaks & Leave

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

Secondment/Temporary Re-Assignment

Secondment/Temporary Re-Assignment opportunities for teachers.

Occupational Health Strategy

Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Services

Professional Development

Supports available to schools and teachers

Curriculum and Syllabus Guides

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

New Teachers

Information of interest to newly qualified teachers


Evaluation of schools and teachers

SNA Redundancy

Redundancy arrangements for Special Needs Assistants

Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme


Home Tuition

Information for parents and tutors

July Provision

Information for parents and tutors

Foreign Teacher Exchange

Foreign Exchange opportunities for teachers.

Irish Sign Language (ISL) Tuition Scheme

The Irish Sign Language (ISL) scheme is made available to provide funding for a weekly tuition service

Typing Tuition Scheme

Typing Tuition is available to visually impaired pupils on the recommendation of the Visiting Teacher for the Visually Impaired