Teacher and SNAs Terms & Conditions

Who we are

The role of the Terms and Conditions Section of the Department is to regulate the employment terms and conditions governing Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised primary and post primary schools.

What we do

  • Updating circulars governing the employment terms and conditions of primary and post-primary teachers and special needs assistant’s  in order to ensure greater consistency and efficiency.
  • The regulation and monitoring of statutory and non-statutory leave entitlements for teachers and special needs assistants.
  • The Management of the Occupational Health Strategy for teachers and special needs assistants.
  • The regulation and monitoring of the schemes for the award of incremental credit for teachers and special needs assistants and the processing of applications under these schemes
  • The processing, regulation and monitoring of the award of qualification allowances for Teachers. The award of qualification allowances, after the review by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, is set out in circular 0008/2013.  
  • The processing, regulation and monitoring of recoupable teacher secondments to external organisations
  • Co-ordinating and administering the Foreign Language Assistant Scheme and the German/FrenchTeacher Exchange Schemes
  • Regulate rules on appointments, promotions and the award of contracts of indefinite duration.

Contact

E-mail:teachersna@education.gov.ie

Address:
Teacher and Special Needs Assistants Terms and Conditions Unit,
Department of Education and Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone,
County Westmeath.
N37 X659


Phone: (090) 648 3734