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  • Registration With Conditions - I.N.T.O
    she may apply to the Teaching Council to have this recognised as satisfying the condition of probation In all other cases the teacher must undergo probation in this State The probationary process will involve a minimum teaching service requirement 100 days and incidental visits from a Department of Education and Skills Inspector who will prepare a report on the suitability of the teacher Teachers who began service on or after September 2010 should notify the Teaching Council once they have completed the required service requirement and have received a satisfactory report from the Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate This should be done by completing and returning Form C available from http www teachingcouncil ie registration registration with conditions 205 html Probation begins only after all other registration conditions have been met From that date a maximum period of three years is permitted to meet this requirement All new registrants have a period of three years from their date of registration to meet the requirement of any condition Primary teachers who began service prior to September 1st 2010 have until 31st August 2015 to satisfy the probationary requirement 2 Irish Language Requirement ILR Primary Teachers only In cases where a teacher completes a qualification in primary teaching outside of Ireland is fully recognised as a teacher in that state country i e having completed induction and seeks registration in Ireland the Teaching Council may register that teacher subject to satisfying the Irish Language Requirement ILR Applicants have the option of selecting to demonstrate their competency in the Irish Language and in the teaching of Irish in the primary school via an Aptitude Test or Adaptation Period Applicants who choose the option of an Adaptation Period must have a period of employment placement of at least 120 days prearranged during which they can demonstrate their capacity to meet this requirement To date Marino Institute of Education has provided approved Aptitude Tests and supervised Adaptation Periods for teachers under their programmes of An Scrúdú le hAghaidh Cáilíochta sa Ghaeilge S C G and the Oiriúnú le hAghaidh Cáilíochta sa Ghaeilge Tréimhse Oiriúnaithe O C G With effect from September 2012 the part funding of the S C G and O C G by the Department of Education and Skills will cease This cessation does not affect the Council s approval of the programmes which continue to meet the stipulations of the Irish Language Requirement Prior to 1 September 2010 teachers who had completed the probationary process in settings where Irish was not a curricular requirement such as in a special school or special class in a mainstream school or teachers who had been deemed exempt from the probationary process had to demonstrate their professional competence in the teaching of Irish in mainstream settings if they took up employment in a mainstream setting These teachers had to receive a satisfactory additional inspection report on their competence in the teaching of Irish a Ráiteas within two years of taking up a mainstream position However

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  • Eligibility For Employment - I.N.T.O
    appointment of teachers as outlined in Appendix D of the Constitution of Boards Rules of Procedures for Boards of Management of National Schools November 2011 must be adhered to at all times Employment of Qualified Teachers From Circular 0021 10 Boards of Management are obliged to recruit and employ fully qualified primary teachers for any vacancy in the school regardless of the duration of the vacancy Information regarding recognised qualifications can be obtained from the Primary Administration Section of the Department Tel 090 648 3735 648 3736 There are no circumstances under which a Board of Management can engage a person who is not qualified as a primary school teacher and commit to retaining that person for the full duration of a teacher s absence on maternity leave parental leave career break etc It should be noted that a post primary qualified teacher is not fully qualified for the purposes of appointment as a primary teacher In the event that no suitable qualified teacher applies for a post the Board must outline to the Department the efforts made to secure a qualified teacher and the circumstances that necessitated the appointment of a person who is not qualified as a primary school teacher pending the appointment of a qualified primary school teacher The procedures for the appointment of teachers as outlined in Appendix D of the Constitution of Boards Rules of Procedures for Boards of Management of National Schools November 2011 must be adhered to at all times Summary of Recognised Qualifications for Employment The table below summarizes the eligibility of recognised primary teachers for appointment to various permanent and temporary posts in primary schools Further information can be found in Circular 25 00 Posts Full Recognition including Probation Full recognition No Probation Provisional Conditional ILR other shortfalls Restricted Recognition including

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  • Circulars on Teacher Recruitment - I.N.T.O
    on Teacher Recruitment The DES has issued two circulars dealing with 1 the appointment of teaching staff and 2 the recognition of teachers qualifications The circular on teacher recruitment sets down two key criteria governing all new teacher appointments from 1 September 2011 These can be summarised as follows 1 All teachers proposed for appointment from 1 September 2011 must be qualified and registered with the Teaching Council Unregistered teachers and unqualified personnel will be paid at the unqualified rate 2 Teachers appointed at primary level from 1 September 2011 must have qualifications appropriate to the primary sector The implications of these two requirements are as follows New teachers entering service teachers changing schools and teachers becoming principals in a school other than their current one must be registered with the Teaching Council Teachers who are appointed in advance of being registered by the Teaching Council will only be paid at the qualified rate from the date of registration The existing position which allows special schools catering for a cohort of postprimary age pupils to recruit post primary qualified teachers remains However post primary qualified teachers are not considered appropriately qualified for the Mainstream primary sector The other circular is

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  • General Information on School Accommodation - I.N.T.O
    education gov ie Design Section http www education ie en School Design A Freephone no for queries regarding Small Schools Scheme Permanent Accommodation Scheme or Summer Works Scheme is usually made available on application forms for these schemes Information available from School Planning Building section of DES website The following information is available from the School Planning Building section of www education ie Details of the DES Building Programme Details of grants available for building projects Contact details for Planning and Building Unit Application Forms for grant aid Information regarding devolved schemes Criteria in relation to prioritisation of school building projects Information regarding advertisement and tendering of school building projects Details of Grant Scheme for Minor Works Design Guidelines for Schools Buildings Technical guidance documents Information regarding recognition of new primary schools Prioritisation Criteria Following consultations with INTO and the other education partners in relation to prioritisation criteria for building projects to ensure that they have the optimum precision and are fully tuned to meeting priority accommodation needs prioritisation bands were agreed with DES and published on the DES Website Inventory of School Accommodation The Department of Education and Skills has developed an online inventory of accommodation that is accessed through the Department s Esinet portal This online facility enables schools to provide information about their accommodation to the DES The absence of such an inventory and lack of detail relating to school buildings had been the subject of much negative comment from INTO in past years INTO Congress 2010 also passed a resolution which called on the DES to publish a comprehensive inventory of primary schools and their building needs Asbestos Remediation Programme This programme commenced in 1999 and is managed for the DES by the Office of Public Works OPW The programme involves the testing of all schools for asbestos and carrying out where appropriate remediation works The programme is 100 funded by the DES If a building project is planned for your school it is important that this survey has been carried out beforehand Management of Asbestos A Code of Practice for Management of Asbestos Materials in Schools has been published by the Office of Public Works Click here to download Duties and Guidance for BOMs on dealing with Asbestos Containing Materials DES Click here to download Emergency Works Application Form Radon Remediation Programme In 1998 the DES commissioned the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland RPII to conduct a survey of radon levels in all primary and post primary schools The objective of the survey was to assess the distribution of radon in Irish schools and to identify those requiring remedial work to reduce radon exposure and children and staff A workplace Reference Level of 400 Bq m3 is set down in national legislation However in the case of schools the RPII recommended that wherever possible radon concentrations should be reduced to below 200 Bq m3 The programme is 100 funded by the DES All of the schools which participated in the original programme have been monitored

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  • Planning a School Project - I.N.T.O
    Accommodation General Information on School Accommodation Planning a School Project School Accommodation Funding School Design 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 Planning a School Project Planning a School Project pdf 2 872 kb InTouch April 2014 Circular 0039 2015 pdf 296 kb Cost Limits

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  • School Accommodation Funding - I.N.T.O
    on School Accommodation Planning a School Project School Accommodation Funding Funding Grant Scheme for Minor Works to National School Properties RCT and VAT Summer Works Scheme School Design 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 School Accommodation Funding Funding Grant scheme for minor works to

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  • Funding - I.N.T.O
    Department of Education and Skills Planning and Building Unit Portlaoise Road Tullamore Co Offaly Application forms are available to download from the DES website www education ie School Planning Building Section Tel 057 93 24300 Fax 057 93 25393 Email Planning Unit school planning education gov ie Building Section school building education gov ie Website www education ie en Contacts DES Planning and Building Unit Sections and Contact Details Information is also available from the School Design Section of the DES website regarding tendering for school building projects Temporary Accommodation In 2005 the DES replaced the application process for temporary accommodation with the scheme for the provision of additional classroom accommodation see PAS scheme above Schools are now offered the option of a permanent structure where this is suitable Where accommodation is required for less than a three year period then rental of a prefab may be the preferred option If over three years then the purchase of a prefab or building of a permenent structure is recommended Primary school authorities are aware from October each year of the expected mainstream staffing allocation for the forthcoming year if there is no change in the staffing schedule School authorities should therefore assess their accommodation needs on that basis and make application for additional accommodation under this scheme if it is clear that there will be an immediate urgent deficit of accommodation For more information on this scheme log onto the School Planning Building section of the DES website Review of Prefab Rental In October 2008 the Department appointed a firm of chartered quantity surveyors to undertake a review of all prefab rental contracts in collaboration with the Planning and Building Unit Rental Contracts were being examined and schools with old or a high number of prefabs were prioritised for replacement of

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  • Grant Scheme for Minor Works to National School Properties - I.N.T.O
    School authorities should refer to the procedures contained in this manual before authorising any expenditure under the scheme Chapter 9 provides information on statutory approvals tenders contracts and tax clearance School authorities should also be aware that building contractors must be members of the Construction Industry Federation CIF Pension Sick Pay Scheme or equivalent Appendix A summarises the details of tender procedures that should be followed The Local Government Planning Development Act 1999 deals with the protection of architectural heritage It came into operation on 1st January 2000 and applies to structures and lands listed as or under consideration to be listed as protected structures within the meaning of the Act Boards of Management should check with their local planning office or seek expert professional advice if they intend to carry out works to school buildings and grounds which come under the terms of the Act 8 TREATMENT OF ASBESTOS A guidance document titled Duties and Guidance for Board of Managements on dealing with Asbestos containing materials before during and after School refurbishment works demolitions and building works projects is available on the Department of Education and Skills website www education ie en Schools Colleges Services Building Works Remediation Programmes Asbestos Guidance for Boards of Management when dealing with Asbestos containing materials pdf Board of Managements must adhere to these guidelines when dealing with Asbestos containing materials and you should bring this to the attention of your Consultant It is essential that once appointed the PSDP and Project Consultant as a first step in the design process review the School s Safety File to establish the position relating to any health and safety issues such as the presence of asbestos The Board of Management must obtain written confirmation that the PSDP and Consultant are aware of the contents of the School s Safety File and the School s Asbestos Register This requirement is to comply with Health and Safety Legislation and protect the Board from the possibility of criminal prosecution Where there is a possibility of asbestos in the area of the school which will be affected by the works a Pre refurbishment Demolitions Survey formerly a Type 3 Survey may be required This includes the following circumstances 1 where the school building was built prior to 1990 and 2 where the School Asbestos Survey indicates that the approved works will interfere with asbestos containing materials or 3 where it is known or suspected that the approved works will interfere with asbestos containing materials 9 SCHOOLS HOUSED IN RENTED ACCOMMODATION Where works are required to schools housed in rented accommodation Boards of Management should ensure that they do not contravene the terms of the lease 10 STATUS OF CIRCULAR 0141 2006 This Circular supersedes Circular 0141 2006 which is hereby withdrawn Maria Grogan Principal Officer School Building Unit Tullamore Co Offaly November 2013 Enquiries about this Circular should be referred to School Building Unit Department of Education and Science Portlaoise Road Tullamore Co Offaly Telephone 057 9324300 Fax 057 9325409

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