Board of Management’s Decision to Demote Principal and Appoint New One Quashed by the High Court

The decision of the Board of Management of St. Joseph’s National School in Valleymount, Wicklow  to demote its principal and appoint a new one has been overturned by the High Court. The Principal, Nora Kelly, who has 32 years’ service as teacher and has been principal of St. Josephs since 2007, firstly appealed the decision […]

Westmeath VEC Not Negligent-School Boy Loses Case Over Injuries on School Trip to Knock

Something that concerns school Boards of Management and VECs is the question of their “duty of care”. How great is this duty of care?, to whom is the duty owed?, etc. An interesting case in this connection is reported in the Irish Times yesterday involving a school boy who brought a High Court action against […]

Montessori School Teacher Wins E32,500 for Unfair Dismissal

Montessori Teacher in Kildare awarded 32,500 euros by Employment Appeals Tribunal for Unfair Dismissal Montessori school in Kildare-Board of Trustees runs the school-Principal asked RD to go on board-Principal went on administrative leave in 2010-Vice Principal took over Principal’s class-Board asked Vice Principal for report on each child-Principal unhappy with this report-felt Vice Principal was […]

Update on Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels at primary level for 2013/14 school year-28th June 2013

Primary schools panels update, 28th June, 2013. The DES have released the latest update in relation to the redeployment panels in the primary school sector. You can access it here. Next update is expected in late August, 2013.

5th June, 2013 Update on Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels at Primary Level for 2013/14

The DES have today (5th June, 2013) issued their latest update on teacher allocations and redeployment panels at primary level for 2013/14 school year. Click here to read the update as at 5th June, 2013. Click here to see the supplementary panels list. Main redeployment panels summary list. The next update will be issued by […]

Circular 25/2013-Requirement for Teachers to Register with the Teaching Council

The purpose of this Circular is to– Advise unregistered people who are employed in teaching posts in recognised schools and who have sufficient qualifications to be registered with the Teaching Council to APPLY IMMEDIATELY to the Council, as the registration process can take several months, Explain the employment consequences for qualified and unqualified people employed in […]