New Circular-37/2013-Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2013/2014 school year

The DES have published a new circular, 0037/2013, which deals with SNA arrangements for 2013/2014. The purpose of this Circular is to notify managerial authorities, Chief Executive Officers of Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and SNAs of supplementary assignment arrangements for SNAs for the 2013/2014 school year. It should be noted that with the issue […]

A Redeployment Panel for Special Needs Assistants?

The Labour Court, on the 26th June 2012, recommended the setting up of a panel for special needs assistants. The recommendation is as follows: RECOMMENDATION : It is noted that Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) are not encompassed by the employment security commitment contained in the Public Service Agreement 2010-2014. Consequently, they cannot claim the same […]

New Circulars re the Haddington Road Agreement-Teacher Salaries,Supervision in Primary Schools,Special Needs Assistant Salaries

The DES has today, 27th June, 2013, published 5 new circulars under the broad heading of the  “Public Service Stability (Haddington Road) Agreement and Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013”. These circulars deal with Teacher salaries The supervision scheme in primary schools Special needs assistants The application of pay adjustments and related […]

Special Needs Assistants-Recruitment for 2013/14

The DES have today (19th June, 2013) issued a statement in relation to the recruitment of special needs assistants for the school year 2013/14. SNA Recruitment for 13/14 school year In view of the contents of the Haddington Road Agreement as it relates to supplementary assignment arrangements for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs), no school or VEC […]