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  • Resignation - I.N.T.O
    period of notice Young teachers leaving the service temporarily are advised to complete their probation Otherwise they are obliged on returning to service to recommence the probationary period Teachers do not progress along the incremental scale until probation is complete Resigning While on Career Break A teacher on career break can resign during the school year The board of management may either allow the temporary teacher to remain in the post until the end of the school year or may make a permanent appointment under the appropriate procedures The board of management should consider the contractual arrangements made with the temporary teacher before proceeding with an appointment Opting for Deferred Pension on Resignation Teachers who have at least two years of pensionable service may leave the service and have their pension rights preserved They may claim a pension and lump sum based on their pensionable service as teachers when they reached their 60th birthday Withdrawing Pension Contributions on Resignation Teachers who are resigning from the service and who were in service prior to July 1977 or are in service for less than two years may seek the return of the contributions which they made to the superannuation fund Such refunds are subject to a deduction of income tax at the rate of 20 However under recent legislation there are restrictions on the number of years pension contributions that can be withdrawn in respect of service given since 1 January 1991 These limits apply only to people with two years or more service The Department of Education and Skills is assessing the implications of this legislation and details will be provided to teachers on request In any event the withdrawal of pension contributions is inadvisable particularly if a teacher intends to return to service Where contributions are withdrawn this period of

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  • Notional Service - I.N.T.O
    Pension Resignation Notional Service Posts of Responsibility Pupil Enrolment Recognition of Qualifications Salary School Accommodation School Funding School Insurance School Leadership School Transport and Ancillary Staff School Year Social Inclusion Special Education Staffing Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Notional Service Click on the links below to download information on notional service Circular 129 06 Purchase of notional service for superannuation purposes

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  • Moratorium on Promotion - I.N.T.O
    Circular 0022 2009 on the application of the moratorium on the filling of posts of responsibility This moratorium is in place since 27 March 2009 and continues to apply The alleviation arrangements are set out in the Appendix to this Circular The alleviation is focused on those schools that are acutely affected at Assistant Principal level by the impact of the moratorium The alleviation measures are limited and it continues to be a matter for school authorities to re organise and prioritise the appropriate duties for post of responsibility holders in the context of the application of the moratorium Schools and ETBs are now permitted to operate these alleviation arrangements with immediate effect and on an annual basis for the duration of the Haddington Road Agreement Payment will be made with effect from the date of appointment to the post of responsibility vacancy at Assistant Principal level under these alleviation arrangements Please note that the moratorium will continue to apply as it has done since 27 March 2009 on the filling of vacant posts of responsibility at special duties level arising as a consequence of any promotions to Assistant Principal under these alleviation arrangements Alleviation Arrangements at Primary Level See Appendix to DES Circular 4 2014 Number of Assistant Principal vacancies Number of Assistant Principal vacancies which can be filled under the alleviation arrangements 1 0 2 0 3 1 4 2 5 3 6 4 Click here for the number of Assistant Principal posts of responsiblility by reference to the school size that operated prior to the introduction of the mortatorium and which can be used for determining the number of Asssistant Principal vacancies Implementation of Moratorium on Promotions in the Public Service as per DES Circular 22 2009 The Government implemented a recruitment and promotion moratorium across the

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  • Schedule of Posts of Responsibility - I.N.T.O
    9 30 1 1 3 10 31 1 1 3 10 32 1 1 4 10 33 1 1 4 10 34 1 1 4 11 35 1 1 4 11 36 1 1 5 11 37 1 1 5 11 38 1 1 5 12 39 1 1 5 12 40 1 1 6 12 41 1 1 6 12 42 1 1 6 13 43 1 1 6 13 44 1 1 7 13 45 1 1 7 13 46 1 1 7 14 47 1 1 7 14 48 1 1 8 14 49 1 1 8 14 50 1 1 8 15 51 1 1 8 15 52 1 1 9 15 53 1 1 9 15 54 1 1 9 16 55 1 1 9 16 56 1 1 10 16 57 1 1 10 16 58 1 1 10 17 59 1 1 10 17 60 1 1 11 17 61 1 1 11 17 Method of Determining Entitlement of Schools to Posts of Responsibility From 1st September 1998 schools entitlements to posts of responsibility are determined by reference to the number of authorised teaching posts as defined below which have been sanctioned in the year in which the posts of responsibility accrue Authorised teaching posts are All mainstream teaching posts warranted in a school by reference to the enrolment of the school on the 30th of September of the previous school year and All sanctioned ex quota posts Additionally Teaching posts sanctioned provisionally in accordance with maximum class size guidelines if any and or teaching posts sanctioned provisionally in accordance with developing school criteria if any may also be reckoned However in the event that the post s is are suppressed following verification of the enrolment teaching post s so reckoned will be

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  • Eligibility - I.N.T.O
    permanent and temporary teachers serving in a recognised primary school are eligible to apply for a deputy principal post However a qualified temporary teacher may only be appointed in a temporary acting capacity for the duration of his her contract Teachers on Approved Leave Teachers who are on approved leave such as sick leave maternity leave parental leave or career break are eligible to apply for a deputy principal post A copy of the notice of the vacancy should be sent by registered post to such teachers at their contact addresses It is a matter for teachers on leave to ensure that the board of management has an up to date and current contact address Ex quota Teaching Posts Shared and Non Shared A teacher working in a special ex quota teaching post on a non shared basis is eligible to apply and be appointed deputy principal A teacher working in a shared ex quota teaching post is eligible to be appointed to the post of deputy principal but s he will be required to relinquish the deputy principalship temporarily while working in the shared teaching position Where a deputy principal relinquishes his her post temporarily an acting deputy principal may be appointed Job sharing Teachers A teacher who is job sharing is eligible to hold or to be appointed to the post of deputy principal but s he will be required to relinquish the deputy principalship temporarily while job sharing Where a deputy principal relinquishes his her post temporarily an acting deputy principal may be appointed A teacher who is job sharing is eligible to continue to hold their special duties post or an assistant principal position on a full time basis In the case of the latter i e full time basis the teacher may retain the post

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  • Selection Procedures - I.N.T.O
    open to the selection board to conduct one interview with an applicant who may have applied simultaneously for a number of the posts of the same grade In these circumstances the selection board should make it clear to the candidate which particular duty or set of duties is being considered at any one time This provision does not apply in the case of appointments to posts of responsibility of different grades which require separate interviews e When selecting an applicant for a post of responsibility the provisions of Sections 15 b and c of the Boards of Management of National Schools Constitution of Boards and Rules of Procedures current edition will apply in the event that a relationship exists between an applicant for a post and member of the selection board f The selection board will have due regard to the provisions of the Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Code of Practice of the Equality Authority g Records of the interviews including marking sheets shall be kept by the chairperson of the selection board until the appointment process is finalised Particular attention should be paid to the marking system where multiple interviews are involved h Revised Marking Scheme and Criteria for appointment to posts of responsibility in primary schools as per Circular 39 2014 Criteria for seection and Revised Marking Scheme 1 Length of service 20 marks 2 Knowledge understanding and capacity to meet the needs of the job 20 marks 3 Capacity to contribute to the overall development of the school 20 marks 4 Interpersonal and communication skills 20 marks 5 Capacity to contribute to the overall organisation and management of the school 20 marks See examples of new2 marking system in Appendix 1 of Circular 39 2014 Criteria 1 Length of Service In addition to the method of calculating the Length of Service criteria set out in Circular 07 03 the Length of Service criteria will be reckoned as follows a Service in the school or in case of Education and Training Boards ETBs service in the scheme The service in the school scheme of the most senior applicant will qualify for 20 points Using that service as a base line it will be divided by four in order to establish four quartiles All applicants in the top quartile will each receive 20 points All applicants in the second quartile will each receive 15 points All applicants in the third quartile will each receive 10 points All applicants in the lower quartile will each receive 5 points b Service as a teacher in another school or scheme Any teacher who has service in another school or scheme recognised by the Department of Education and Skills where such service is a minimum of the value of 1 quartile in the competition in question will be moved to the next higher quartile than that justified by service in the school or ETB scheme subject to not exceeding 20 points overall mark on Length of Service Recognised service is service

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  • Appointment Procedures - I.N.T.O
    of Deputy Principal shall be posted in a prominent position within the school so that all teaching staff may have access to it In addition notice should be sent to teachers on leave The notice should contain a statement of the duties attaching to the post The notice should remain on the notice board in the school for five consecutive school days The notice should specify the closing date for receipt of written applications which should not be earlier than ten school days from the last date of the posting of the notice Teachers who wish to apply for the vacant post of Deputy Principal should do so in writing to the chairperson of the board of management within the time limit specified on the notice Note Please note that the period of five school days referred to above includes the day on which the notice of the proposed appointment is first published Please note that the period of ten school days referred to above includes the last day of the posting of the notice Duties which may be delegated The following points are taken from sections C D and E of Circular 16 73 The effective supervision of the pupils during breaks lunch periods assembly and dismissal The care and safe custody of school requisites equipment and teaching aids Co operation with the manager in matters relating to school maintenance heating and cleaning care and general appearance of school and school grounds The organisation and supervision of special and or learning support classes Supervision and work for pupils whose teachers are absent School records and official forms Arrangements for talks and demonstrations and for visits to selected schools Arrangements in agreement with the manager for effective liaison with parents Arrangements for educational tours and outings The promotion of savings The supervision of school and class libraries Responsibility for organising particular areas of the curriculum throughout the school Responsibility for a particular school activity e g games choir orchestra drama etc Arrangements for the supervision of pupils during religious exercises Appointment of Successful Candidate 1 The board of management s proposal to offer the post to a particular teacher shall be posted within the school in the following terms The Board of Management of name of school proposes to offer the post of specify post to name of teacher provided that an appeal in writing by an unsuccessful candidate against the proposal has not been lodged with the Chairperson of the Board of Management within ten school days of the publication of this notice Date of publication and signature of Chairperson to be included with notice Please note that the period of ten school days includes the day on which the notice of the proposed appointment is published 2 Subject to there being no appeal the board of management shall notify the Department of Education and Skills of the appointment of the successful applicant Post of Responsibility Written Contract 3 The board of management shall confirm the appointment to the

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  • Acting Posts - I.N.T.O
    teacher may be paid an acting allowance ii Acting Deputy Principal The most senior suitable assistant principal or grade A post holder should be promoted to fill an acting deputy principal s post In schools without an assistant principal grade A post holder the most senior suitable special duties teacher or grade B post holder may be appointed as acting deputy principal iii Acting Assistant Principal no longer applicable See DES Circular 22 09 iv Acting Special Duties Teacher no longer applicable See DES Circular 22 09 2 Long Term Acting Appointments Long term acting appointments extend for a minimum period of one school year Long term acting appointments may be filled in either two ways i Long term acting appointments for principals and deputy principals may be filled as set out in Subsection 1 i to 1 iv above i e promotion of next most suitable post holder The most junior consequential acting vacancy arising if any must be filled by open competition from within the staff of the school The open competition procedures are described in Sections 7 to 10 of Circular 07 03 ii As an alternative to the procedures for making acting appointments outlined in Subsection 1 i to 1 iv above a board of management may fill a long term acting post by open competition from within the staff of a school in accordance with Subsection 15 d below iii In the event that the procedures in 2 i and 2 ii above have been followed and no teacher is willing to undertake the duties of the principal it is open to the board of management to advertise the post of acting principal However if no suitable applicant applies for the post the deputy principal will be obliged to act for the principal Should the deputy principal refuse to take the acting principal s post his her deputy principal s allowance will be cease to be paid for the duration of the acting post d The procedures to be followed when making acting appointments through open competition are outlined in Sections 7 to 10 of Circular 07 03 These procedures are modified to the extent that the necessity to have an independent assessor on the selection board for acting appointments is removed e Adhering to the Arrangements Irrespective of which option a board selects to make acting appointments i e promotion on seniority suitability or by open competition it must adhere to its selected option for an entire school year f General Matters i Long term acting appointments which are warranted and are set to continue into a second school year or longer may continue uninterrupted However notification of continuation of appointment must be submitted to the Department of Education and Skills ii With effect from 1 May 1999 where an acting principal or acting deputy principal post is held for a period in excess of five consecutive years the acting up allowance shall be retained on a personal basis An acting appointment for a

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