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. 

Appointment Forms

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

Boards of Management

Information for boards including rules, training, employing staff

Breaks & Leave

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

Curriculum and Syllabus Guides

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

Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme

Advice and supports for employees

Employment Terms & Conditions

Information for teachers and Special Needs Assistants

Foreign Teacher Exchange

Foreign Exchange opportunities for teachers.

Garda Vetting

Requirements for school staff and volunteers              

Home Tuition

Information for parents and tutors 


Evaluation of schools and teachers

Irish Sign Language (ISL) Tuition Scheme

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

July Provision

Information for parents and tutors

New Teachers

Information of interest to newly qualified teachers

Occupational Health Strategy

Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Services

Payroll / Financial

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

Professional Development

Supports available to schools and teachers  

Retirement / Pensions

Information for teachers and non-teaching staff

Secondment/Temporary Re-Assignment

Secondment/Temporary Re-Assignment opportunities for teachers.

SNAs Recruitment and Qualifications

How to become a Special Needs Assistant

SNA Redundancy

Redundancy arrangements for Special Needs Assistants

Supervision / Substitution

Information for schools and teachers             

Tools for Teachers

Scoilnet online application and tools for teachers

Typing Tuition Scheme

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