Teacher allocations are approved annually in accordance with established rules based on recognised pupil enrolment.
The Department of Education and Skills allocates staffing resources to primary, secondary, community and comprehensive schools and ETB schools (through Education and Training Boards – ETBs). This includes:
allocation of mainstream primary classroom teaching resources to schools
allocation of teaching resources to second level schools and ETBs
redeployment of teachers in accordance with the relevant redeployment schemes
The staffing arrangements include a mechanism for schools to submit an appea, under certain criteria, to an independent appeals board.
The Staffing Arrangements at Primary Level for the 2020/2021 School Year are outlined in Circular 0018/2020 - Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2020/21 school year
Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2020/21 school year
Application to the Primary Staffing Appeals Board for the 2020/21 School Year
Criterion C – Developing Post based on Additional Enrolments after 30th September 2020
(Note – only considered at October 2020 Appeals Board)