Relevant DES Circulars

Recent

Circular No. Summary
CL 64/2017 Prescribed material for Junior Cycle English for students commencing Junior Cycle in September 2017glish.
CL 62/2017 SCHEME FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOLLOWING ASSAULT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS IN RECOGNISED PRIMARY AND POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS
CL 61/2017 SCHEME FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOLLOWING ASSAULT FOR REGISTERED TEACHERS IN RECOGNISED PRIMARY AND POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS
CL 57/2017 HSE Post-Primary School Vaccination Programme 2017/2018
CL 54/2017 Revision of Teacher Salaries with effect from 1 September 2017
CL 52/2017 Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2017 /2018 – Maternity Related Absences Component
CL 51/2017 Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2017 /2018 - 1. Children without a school place- 2. Children in Care without a school place
CL 50/2017 Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2017/2018 – Special Education Component
CL 48/2017 Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2018 (Haddington Road Agreement/ Lansdowne Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2013 and 2015
CL 47/2017 Supervision and Substitution Scheme – Opt-out and Opt-in. Lansdowne Road Agreement
CL 44/2017 Cost Limits for Post-primary School Buildings
CL 42/2017 Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) - Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2017/18 school year
CL 41/2017 Supervision and Substitution Scheme – Opt-out and Opt-in
CL 40/2017 Revised Rates of Travelling and Subsistence Allowances for Boards of Management of Community and Comprehensive Schools
CL 35/2017 Assessment Instruments (including tests and web-based resources) approved for use for guidance and/or learning support in post-primary schools from May 2017 until further notice
Imlitir 34_2017 POLASAÍ DON OIDEACHAS GAELTACHTA 2017-2022 AN CHÉIM FHEIDHMITHE TOSAIGH (AIBREÁN 2017 GO MEITHEAMH 2018)
CL 34/2017 POLICY ON GAELTACHT EDUCATION 2017-2022 - INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION PHASE

School Management

Circular No. Summary
CL 32/2017 Measures to be adopted by schools to reduce the cost of school uniforms and other costs
CL 14/17 Special Education Teaching Allocation
CL 09/2017 Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.
CL 01/2017 GRANT SCHEME FOR ICT INFRASTRUCTURE– 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
CL 77/2016 REVISION OF PENSION-RELATED DEDUCTION WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JANUARY 2017
CL 63/2016 Revised procedure for October Returns of Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) students to the Department of Education and Skills for 2016/17 and future years.
CL 61/2016 Governance Manual for Community & Comprehensive Schools.
CL 53/2016 HSE Post-Primary School Vaccination Programme 2016/2017
CL 40/2016 Continuing Implementation of School Self-Evaluation 2016-2020 - Post Primary
CL 36/2016 Guidelines on access to PLC for certain participants in the asylum process for the 2016/2017 academic year.
CL 31/2016 Commencement of Statutory Requirements for Garda Vetting
CL 31/2016 FAQ's Commencement of Statutory Requirements for Garda Vetting - Frequently Asked Questions
CL 23/2016 Student data required to be returned to the Department of Education and Skills by schools from 2016/17 onwards for the purposes of analysis and reporting in the areas of social inclusion and integration.
CL 17/2016 Indemnity Declaration Form
CL 16/2016 Remote Area Boarding Grant scheme
CL 11/2016 Cost Limits for Post-primary School Buildings
CL 56/2015 Use of Central Procurement Arrangements put in place by the Office of Government Procurement
CL 55/2015 SUMMER WORKS SCHEME (SWS) 2016 & 2017 Scheme of Capital Grants for Small Scale Works
CL 51/2015 Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles in Post-Primary schools
CL 48/2015 Revised guidelines on access to PLC for certain participants of the asylum process for the 2015/2016 academic year
CL 45/2015 Travel Pass Scheme (Tax Saver Commuter Tickets)
C/L 38/2014 P-Pod - Post-Primary Online Database
C/L 45/2013 Anti-Bullying Procedures for PP schools
C/L 47/2010 Student Data compliance with Data Protection
C/L 24/2013 Operation of the OLCS system
C/L 14/2011 Discontinued use of Chemicals - Substances of VHC
C/L 48/2001 Section 29 appeals to the Secretary General of the DES
C/L 46/2000 Adult Education Director and PORs
C/L M58/04 Arrangements for Parent/Teacher and Staff Meetings.
C/L M18/99 Violence towards staff in PP schools
C/L M2/95 Repeat of School Year

Curriculum

Circular No. Summary
CL 31/2017 Prescribed Material for the Junior Cycle Programme of Achievement (JCPA) in English. For Students Commencing Junior Cycle in September 2017 only.
CL 18/2017 Prescribed Material for the Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle Examination in 2019 and Leaving Certificate 2019
CL 15/2017 Arrangements for the Implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle with particular reference to school years 2017/18 and 2018/19
CL 06/2017 Prescribed Material for the Leaving Certificate English Examination in 2019
CL 72/2016 Minor adjustment to the Leaving Certificate Chemistry Syllabus
CL 26/2016 Prescribed Material for the Junior Certificate Examination in 2018 and Leaving Certificate Examination in 2018
CL 27/2015 Information in relation to Actions under the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Standardised Testing, Reporting, Library Support and Other Matters Academic Year 2014/15 and Subsequent Years
CL 14/2016 Prescribed Material for the Leaving Certificate English Examination in 2018
CL 37/2015 Leaving Certificate Music for the cohort commencing study in August 2015 and presenting for examination in 2017
CL 36/2015 Revised assessment arrangements for the practical coursework for Leaving Certificate Home Economics (Scientific & Social) for the cohort commencing study in August 2015 and presenting for examination in 2017 and thereafter
CL 35/2015 Revision to Assessment Arrangements for Leaving Certificate Art for first examination in 2018
CL 32/2015 Use of live animals for scientific, educational or other purposes in schools
CL 16/2015 Prescribed Material for the Junior Certificate Examination in 2017 and Leaving Certificate Examination in 2017
CL 07/2015 Prescribed Material for the Leaving Certificate English Examination in 2017
CL 61/2014 Discontinuance of Typewriting examination after 2016
CL 10/1994 Revision of Rule 46 of the "Rules and Programme for Secondary Schools" in relation to exemption from Irish

Teachers

Circular No. Summary
CL 16/2017 Statutory Requirements for the Retrospective Vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others
CL 16/2017 Frequently Asked Questions Statutory Requirements for the Retrospective Vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others
CL 11/2017 Community & Comprehensive Schools Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts (2017/2018 School Year)
CL 05/2017 Teacher Fee Refund Scheme
CL 04/2017 Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
CL 03/2017 Graduate Certificate in the Education of Pupils on the Autism Spectrum (AS) for teachers working with Pupils on the AS in Special Schools, Special Classes or as Resource Teachers in mainstream Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017/2018
CL 02/2017 Combined Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Involved in Learning Support and Special Educational Needs – 2017/2018
CL 79/2016 REVISED SALARY SCALE FROM 1 JANUARY 2017 FOR POST-1 FEBRUARY 2012 ENTRANT TEACHERS COVERED BY THE LANSDOWNE ROAD AGREEMENT
CL 76/2016 Withdrawal from Supervision and Substitution (S&S) Duties by ASTI Members on 7 November 2016 – Notification to DES Payroll Section
CL 71/2016 Wihdrawal from Supervision and Substitution Duties(S/S) by ASTI Members
CL 70/2016 Work Stoppages by ASTI Members
CL 59/2016 Revised Procedure and Sequence for Filling Available Teacher Posts/Hours
CL 45/2016 Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2018 (Haddington Road Agreement/ Lansdowne Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2013 and 2015 - Teachers
CL 30/2016 EXPIRY OF INCREMENT MEASURES UNDER THE TERMS OF THE HADDINGTON ROAD AGREEMENT
CL 27/2016 Post 01 January 2011 and Post 01 February 2012 New Entrants to Teaching – Recognition of Previous Public Service in another EU Member State
CL 25/2016 Promotion and Appeal Procedures for appointment to Assistant Principal, Special Duties Teacher and Programme Co-ordinator
CL 18/2016 Further Extension to the ‘Grace Period’ for Superannuation Benefits in respect of Teachers
CL 66/2015 Revision Of Salaries For Teachers With Effect From 1 January 2016 And Revision Of Pension-Related Deduction With Effect From 2015
CL 45/2015 Travel Pass Scheme (Tax Saver Commuter Tickets)
CL 24/2015 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXPERT GROUP ON FIXED-TERM AND PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT IN PRIMARY AND SECOND LEVEL EDUCATION IN IRELAND
CL 04/2015 Work Stoppage by ASTI and TUI Members – 22 January 2015
C/L 53/2014 Increased incremental scale for post 1/1/11 entrants
C/L 52/2014 Review of 33 Croke Park Hours
C/L 50/2014 Additional hours S & S
C/L 43/2014 Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2016 (Haddington Road Agreement) - Teachers: Review of Usage of Croke Park Hours – Amendment to Circular 0025/2011 -
C/L 42/2014 Teachers - Rostering of S & S
C/L 06/2014 Haddington Road Agreement - Supervision & Substitution
C/L 04/2014 Post of Responsibility - limited alleviation
C/L 62/2013 Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act
C/L 58/2013 HSCL Co-ordinators - DEIS schools
C/L 52/2013 Qualified and unqualified teachers
C/L 49/2013 Haddington Road Agreement
C/L 26/2013 Parental Leave
C/L 25/2013 Registration with Teaching Council
C/L 18/2013 Adoptive Leave
C/L 09/2013 Maternity Leave
C/L 08/2013 Allowances and Premiums
C/L 07/2013 Single Public Service Pension Scheme
C/L 04/2013 Occupational Health Service - Medical Referrals
C/L 36/2012 Self-Certified Paid Sick Leave Arrangements - Amendment
C/L 20/2012 Web Based Advertising of Teaching Posts
C/L 19/2012 Revised Rates of Pay in respect of Supervision/substitution
C/L 03/2012 Review of Allowances & Premiums
CL 77/2011 The fee payable to the nominees of Trustees, who participate in Community and Comprehensive School teacher selection committees and who are not in Public Sector employment
C/L 40/2011 New Pay Scales for New Appointees
C/L 31/2011 Teacher Recruitment, Registration and Qualifications
C/L 25/2011 Croke Park Implementation - 2nd Level
C/L 10/2011 Career Break
C/L 60/2010 Sick Leave
C/L 35/2010 Unpaid Leave - Teachers
C/L 42/2010 PORs
C/L 40/2010 Recruitment
C/L 29/2010 Incremental Credit Teachers
C/L 04/2010 Teachers Salary inc. Rates of Allowances P & DP.
C/L 60/2009 Competence and Disciplinary - Teachers
C/L 34/2009 Fixed Term - CIDs
C/L 33/2009 Unqualified teacher entitled to CID & Amendment
C/L 11/2009 Holders of CIDs 18 - 22 hours
C/L 65/2008 Employee Assistance - Teachers
C/L 56/2008 Unqualified teacher entitled to CID & Amendment
C/L 32/2007 Teacher Absences
C/L 107/2006 Career Breaks - Secondment
C/L 06/2004 Special Education Needs Teachers
CL 01/2003 Supervision of Pupils - S & S
C/L 18/2002 Programme Co-Ordinator posts - criteria, T & C.
C/L PPT 07/2002 Principal and Deputy Principal Posts
C/L 19/2000 Force Majeure Leave Amendment
C/L M 18/99 Guidelines on Violence in Schools
C/L 40/1997 Assaults on Teachers/School Employees
C/L PPC 17/1999 Force Majeure Leave
C/L 24/1998 Rates of Allowances Principal and Deputy Principal
C/L 18/1998 Job Sharing Scheme for Teachers

SNAs

Circular No. Summary
CL 22/2017 REVISION OF SALARIES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS (SNAs) WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2017
CL 58/2016 Paternity Leave Scheme for Special Needs Assistants
CL 49/2016 Post-1 January 2011 New Entrant Special Needs Assistants – Recognition of Previous Public Service in another EU Member State
CL 19/2016 Further Extension to the ‘Grace Period’ for Superannuation Benefits in respect of Special Needs Assistants
CL 67/2015 Revision Of Salaries For Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) With Effect From 1 January 2016 And Revision Of Pension-Related Deduction With Effect From 2015
CL 65/2015 Special Needs Assistants - Cessation of “Rolled-up Holiday Pay”
CL 54/2015 Sick Leave Scheme for Special Needs Assistants in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
CL 45/2015 Travel Pass Scheme (Tax Saver Commuter Tickets)
CL 58/2014 Implementation of Clause 2.31 of the Haddington Road Agreement - revised pay scales and allowances for persons recruited to certain direct entry grades.
CL 14/2014 Haddington Road Agreement - salaries
CL 34/2013 Haddington Road Agreement - 1st July 2013
CL 27/2013 Parental Leave
CL 19/2013 Adoptive Leave
CL 17/2013 Maternity Leave (Revised)
CL 07/2013 Pension Scheme
CL 04/2013 Occupational Health service - Medical Referrals
CL 22/2012 Career Break Scheme for Special Needs Assistants
CL 72/2011 Grievance and Discipline Procedures
CL 71/2011 Public Service (Croke Park) Agreement
CL 21/2011 Educational Qualifications for SNA
CL 06/2011 Cap on SNA numbers
CL 63/2010 Garda Vetting
CL 34/2010 Occupational Health Procedures
CL 33/2010 Sick Leave
CL32/2010 Brief Absences, including bereavement leave entitlements
CL 37/2009 Allocation of SNAs
CL 09/2009 Review of all Special Needs Assistant posts in primary, special and post-primary schools by the National Council for Special Education
CL 63/2008 Pension scheme
CL 139/2006 Incremental Credit Scheme
CL 59/2006 Selection for Redundancy
CL 58/2006 Redundancy Arrangements
CL 15/2005 Sample Employment Contract
CL 12/2005 SNA Contract - terms of Employment and Probation
CL 09/2004 Changes to retirement ages
CL 15/2004 Recoupment of money owed
CL 09/2004 CL 20/2016
CL 35/2016 Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) - Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2016/17 school year

Secretarial & Maintenance Staff

Circular No. Summary
CL 24/2017 REVISION OF SALARIES OF SCHOOL SECRETARIES AND SCHOOL MAINTENANCE STAFF IN COMMUNITY AND COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2017
CL 47/2016 Direct entry (recruitment) grades (other than Teachers & SNAs) in the Education Sector (Post 1 January 2011 Entrants) - Recognition of Previous Public Service in another EU Member State
CL 20/2016 Further Extension to the ‘Grace Period’ for Superannuation Benefits in respect of Clerical Officers and Caretakers employed in National Schools under the 1978/79 Scheme and Clerical Officers employed in Post Primary Schools under the 1978 Scheme
CL 73/2015 Revision Of Salaries Of All Staff Paid Directly By A Recognised School Or Etb With Effect From 1 January 2016
CL 72/2015 Revision Of Salaries Of School Maintenance Staff In Community And Comprehensive Schools With Effect From 1 January 2016 And Revision Of Pension-Related Deduction With Effect From 1 January 2015 And 1 January 2016
CL 71/2015 Revision Of Salaries Of School Secretaries In Community And Comprehensive Schools With Effect From 1 January 2016 And Revision Of Pension-Related Deduction With Effect From 1 January 2015 And 1 January 2016
CL 69/2015 Revision Of Salaries In Respect Of All Staff Other Than Teachers And Snas Employed By Etbs With Effect From 1 January 2016 And Revision Of Pension-Related Deduction With Effect From 1 January 2015 And 1 January 2016
CL 68/2015 Revision Of Salaries With Effect From 1 January 2016 And Revision Of Pension-Related Deduction With Effect From 2015 For Clerical Officers And Caretakers Employed In National Schools Under The 1978/79 Scheme And Clerical Officers Employed In Post Primary Schools Under The 1978 Scheme
CL 64/2015 Revised Sick Leave Arrangements in respect of Clerical Officers and Caretakers employed in National Schools under the 1978/79 Scheme and Clerical Officers employed in Post Primary Schools under the 1978 Scheme
CL 45/2015 Travel Pass Scheme (Tax Saver Commuter Tickets)
CL 06/2015 Parental Leave Entitlements for Clerical Officers and Caretakers employed in National Schools under the 1978/79 Scheme and Clerical Officers employed in Post Primary Schools under the 1978 Scheme
CL 54/2014 Implementation of Clause 2.31 of the Haddington Road Agreement - revised pay scales and allowances for persons recruited to certain direct entry grades Secretarial and Maintenance Staff in Community and Comprehensive Schools