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A listing of all DES Circular Letters, Publications and Administrative and Financial Guidelines may be accessed by clicking on the links above.
Below are listed relevant recent DES Circular Letters.
DES Circular Update 2011/12 These are links to relevant DES Circulars from 2011 and 2012.
CL 55/2011 Revised tutor hourly pay rates for the application of 10% reduction in pay rates
and fixed allowances to persons recruited to direct entry (recruitment) grades
in the Education Sector with effect from 1 January 2011 for Self-Financing Adult
CL 53/2011 Limited alleviation of moratorium on filling of Posts of Responsibility for
2011/12 school year.
CL 50/2011 Home Tuition Scheme 2011/2012
CL 49/2011 Application of 10% reduction in pay rates and fixed allowances to maintenance staff recruited in the
Community & Comprehensive School Sector with effect from 1 January
CL 48/2011 Application of 10% reduction in pay rates and fixed allowances to secretarial staff recruited in the
Community & Comprehensive School Sector with effect from 1 January
CL 45/2011 Minimum Notice Period for Retirement
CL 41/2011 New Pay Scales for New Special Needs Assistants 2011
CL 40/2011 New Pay Scales for New Appointees to Teaching in 2011
CL 34/2011 Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary
Schools for the years 2011/2012, 20012/13 and 2013/14
CL 33/2011 Extension to Vaccination Programme against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in
Post-Primary and Special Schools for the 2011/2012 School Year
CL 31/2011 Teacher Recruitment Registration And Qualifications
CL 25/2011 Croke Park Implementation. Second Level
CL 24/2011 Allocation to schools for books and programme grants - Post Primary/VEC
Discussion Paper on Regulatory Framework for School Enrolment
Data Protection Code of Practice
CL 21/2011 Educational Qualifications for Appointment as Special Needs Assistant in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
CL 17/2011 Revised Arrangements for the Provision of Teaching Supports to Traveller Students
CL 16/2011 Revised Rates of Pay in respect of Supervision /substitution for the 2010/2011 school year
CL 11/2011 Maternity Protection entitlements for registered Teachers in recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
CL 10/2011 Career Break Scheme for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
CL 06/2011 Revised arrangements for the allocation of Special Needs Assistant posts
Value for Money Review of SNA Scheme
CL 70/2010 Revision of Salaries of all staff paid directly by a recognised school or VEC who have not already been affected by the pay reductions imposed in accordance with the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009.
CL 67/2010 Procedures for filling teaching vacancies that arise during the remainder of the 2010/11 school year.
Recuitment Procedures - requirement for Garda Vetting
CL 56/2010 Revised Syllabus in Leaving Certificate Irish, effective from September 2010, for first examination in 2012.
CL 55/2010 Revised Syllabuses in Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Mathematics - Mainstreaming of Project Maths in all schools
CL 53/2010 Payment of Full Metered Water Charges in all schools.
CL 49/2010 Substitute cover for registered teachers employed in post-primary schools - Arrangements for the 2010/2011 School Year.
CL 42/2010 Limited alleviation of moratorium on filling of Posts of Responsibility for 2010/11 school year. Commencement of revised promotion procedures in second level schools
CL 41/2010 Restoration of Book Grants and Certain Programme Grants
CL 40/10 Teacher Recruitment Registration Qualifications
CL 39/10 Substitute cover to facilitate attendance of registered teachers employed in Post-Primary Schools at certain examinations - Clarification on arrangements for the 2009/10 School Year
CL 35/10 Unpaid Leave for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post-Primary Schools
CL 34/10 Introduction of Occupational Health Strategy for Special Needs Assistants in Recognised Primary and Post-Primary Schools
CL 33/10 Sick Leave Scheme for Special Needs Assistants in Recognised Primary and Post-Primary Schools
CL 0032/10 Brief Absences for Special Needs Assistants In Recognised Primary and Post-Primary Schools
CL 29/10 Amendments to the Scheme for the award of incremental credit to registered teachers at second level
Junior and Leaving Certificate Mathematics
Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE): Best Practice Guidelines for Post-Primary Schools
NCSE Appeals Procedure NCSE Appeals Procedure
CL NCSE 02/10
Information and Guidelines for Primary, Post Primary Schools and Special Schools in Processing Applications for Resources for Pupils with Special Educational Needs.
Child Protection Guidelines
Revised Payscales for School Secretaries in Community and Comprehensive Schools
Revised Payscales for School Maintenance Staff in Community and Comprehensive Schools
Revision of pay for non-teaching staff: application of pay adjustments in accordance with the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act, 2009
Revised Rates of Pay in respect of Supervision/Substitution for the 2009/2010 school year
Substitute cover for registered teachers employed in post-primary schools. Arrangements for the 2009/2010 School Year.
CL 0048/2009 Clarification regarding legitimate use of Capitation funding.
CL 0051/2009 Special report from the Comptroller General on the Supervision and Substitution Scheme
CL 0052/2009 Revised arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants liable for Class A PRSI contributions who propose to take Maternity Leave / Adoptive leave
Revised procedures in relation to professional competence issues and general disciplinary matters.
DES Circular Letters
The Department of Education and Science has compiled a full listing of all of its Circular Letters which may be accessed and downloaded as required by following the link above.
Revised sequence of Maternity/Adoptive Leave in respect of Teachers and Special Needs Assistants
Revised Arrangements for the submission of September Returns (Teacher Timetables) and October Returns (Second Level Pupils)
Introduction of Occupational Health Service for Teachers
Chaplaincy Posts funded by the Oireachtas
Protection of Employees (Fixed Term Work)n Act 2003. Agreement to address specific exceptional cases.
Protection of Employees (Fixed Term Work) Act 2003 - Implementation Agreement Final.
Teacher Recruitment Policies at Post Primary Level
Admin. & Financial Guidelines for C & C Schools -- DES