Boards of Management

Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act 2001 states:

30.—A person who is employed as a teacher in a recognised school but—

(a) is not a registered teacher, or

(b) is removed or suspended from the register under Part 5,

shall not be remunerated by the school in respect of his or her employment out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

This section of the Act will commence on 1st November, 2013. This means that

If you are working as a teacher in a recognised school, but are not currently registered with the Teaching Council, you should immediately apply to the Council for registration.

The Department of Education and Skills and VECs will be prohibited by law from paying unregistered people employed in teaching positions in schools on or after 1 November except in very exceptional circumstances and for very short time periods.(Source: DES)

For details about registration and frequently asked questions click here.

UPDATE 15th May, 2013: new circular 25/2013

The Department of Education and Skills have issued a letter to Boards of Management  Principals, and Teachers in Primary schools in relation to standardised testing and returns for 2012/2013.

These returns must be returned online on or before 28th June, 2013.

Read the DES letter here.

The relevant circulars are

Public Service-Wide Review of Allowances and Premium Payments for Teachers-Circular 14/2013

Supervision in Primary Schools

Supervision and Substitution in Post Primary schools

The Department of Education and Skills has published a new circular letter concerning the on line claims system (OLCS) on the 3rd May, 2013.

What the DES has to say about 24/2013:

The purpose of Circular 0024/2013 Operational Guidelines for Boards of Management and Staff Designated to Operate the On Line Claims System in Primary and Post Primary Schools, is to update school management authorities and staff on the procedures and recommendations regarding the operation of the On Line Claims System (OLCS).

The procedures and recommendations outlined shall be implemented at all times.

Download or read 24/2013 here.

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