Department of Education
Published on 6 December 2019
Last updated on 14 July 2021
The Labour Relations Commission agreed that redundancy compensation can be applied to SNAs who are:
If the approved allocation to the school is reduced and it is necessary to cease or reduce the employment of an SNA, the SNA’s job may be reduced to part-time or terminated through a redundancy.
Unless the most junior SNA in the school has a written child-specific contract that entitles them to remain in the school, the selection criteria for redundancy is on a last in first out basis.
Full details of the SNA Redundancy Scheme are contained in Circular 0058/2006 Redundancy Arrangements for Special Need Assistants in Primary and Second Level Schools
The time limit for submitting an application for payment of redundancy is 52 weeks after the date of termination or reduction of the contract of employment.
To apply for a redundancy payment, please complete the following forms:
Guide to completing Notification of Redundancy Form (RP50)
SNA Red 1
Details to accompany Application Form for Redundancy RP50
Scan and return your completed form via email or post:
Applicants should read the below circular before applying:
Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) - Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2021/2022 school year
Queries in relation to the SNA Redundancy Scheme Queries must be submitted in writing to the dedicated e-mail address:
Queries in relation to Circular 0026/2021
must be submitted in writing to the dedicated email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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