Circulars from Department of Education and Skills

A joint project undertaken by the Health and Safety Authority and Kilkenny Education Centre has led to the publication of “Guidelines on Managing Safety, Health and Welfare in Primary Schools“.


You can download the very useful booklet here.

This scheme applies to teachers, special needs assistants, clerical officers, caretakers and child care workers paid on payrolls operated by the Department of Education and Skills as paymaster.


Download/read circular 0053/2013 here.

More information about the Travel Pass Scheme can be found here.

New circular-49/2013- re Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2016 (Haddington Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013.


Download here.


The DES have published a new circular today, 0045/2013, dealing with bullying in schools.


Download the New Anti Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools-Circular 0045/2013 here.

The Des has today (10th September, 2013) published “A Guide to Whole-School Evaluation – Management, Leadership and Learning in Primary Schools”.

Download here.

Filed under DES Guides, Primary #

Filed under Post Primary, Schools #

Primary school vaccination programme-circular 0043/2013

Post primary school vaccination programme-circular 0044/2013

Download here.

(Replaces Circular 0029/2012)

Filed under Teachers #

The Primary Grant Calendar for the 2013/14 school year can be downloaded here.

Primary Grant Calendar 2013/14


NCSE have confirmed 20th of September, 2013 as the closing date for the receipt of a 2nd round of applications for individual resource teaching hours for the 13/14 school year.

Read the NCSE guidelines (NCSE 02/13) for the submission of applications for resources for the remainder of the 2013/14 school year.

NCSE pupil attendance form-download.