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Circulars 2019

DES Circular 0056/2019 Home Tuition Grant Scheme – Two Strands
1. Children without a school place (NSP) – Application Forms are only available from the Educational Welfare Service (EWS) Application Form HT8NSP and
2. Children in Care without a school place - (CIC) – Short Term Home Tuition Grant Scheme – Application Form HT9CIC are only available from a Social Worker
DES Circular 0055/2019 Arrangements for the Implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle with particular reference to school year 2019/20
DES Circular 0054/2019 Leave Schemes for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
DES Circular 0053/2019 Exemptions from the study of Irish - Post Primary. Revising circular M10/94
DES Circular 0051/2019 Recruitment and Appointment Procedures for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)
DES Circular 0050/2019 Revision of Salaries for all Staff paid directly by a recognised School or ETB with effect from 1 September 2019
DES Circular 0047/2019 Revision of Salaries with effect from 1 September 2019 for Clerical Officers and Caretakers employed in National Schools under the 1978/79 Scheme for Clerical Officers employed in Post Primary Schools under the 1978 Scheme
DES Circular 0046/2019 Revision of Salaries for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) with effect from 1 September 2019
DES Circular 0043/2019 Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2019/2020 – Special Education Component
DES Circular 0041/2019 Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2020 - Revision of Teacher Salaries with effect from 1 September 2019
DES Circular 0040/2019 Fair Processing Notice to explain how the personal data of students in postprimary schools on the Post-Primary Online Database (P-POD) will be recorded, processed and shared
DES Circular 0037/2019 Payment of the Special Educational Needs allowance to current holders who commence Job-sharing Change to conditions – Amendment to Circular 0135/2006
DES Circular 0036/2019 Guidelines on access to PLC for certain participants in the asylum process for the 2019/20 academic year
DES Circular 0035/2019 Changes to the Career Break Scheme for Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools - Employment while on Career Break
DES Circular 0033/2019 Revision of Capitation Grant Rates for Voluntary Secondary Schools in the Free Education Scheme
DES Circular 0031/2019 Diversification Of Foreign Languages Provision In The Curriculum
DES Circular 0030/2019 Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) - Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2019/20 school year
DES Circular 0029/2019 Prescribed Material for the Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle Examination in 2021 and Leaving Certificate Examination in 2021
DES Circular 0027/2019 Multi-Annual Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 Onwards. Scheme of Capital Grants for Small/Medium Scale Works in recognised Primary and Post-Primary Schools
DES Circular 0023/2019 Prescribed Material for the Leaving Certificate English Examination in 2021
DES Circular 0022/2019 Revision of 2011 Entrant Teacher Salaries with effect from 1 March 2019 – Application of Additional Increments under the Public Service Stability Agreement 2013-2020 (Haddington Road Agreement/Lansdowne Road Agreement)
DES Circular 0021/2019 Application of additional increments awarded in relation to New Entrants under the Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2020 (Haddington Road Agreement/ Lansdowne Road Agreement)
DES Circular 0018/2019 Grant Scheme for ICT Infrastructure– 2018/2019 School Year
DES Circular 0017/2019 Teacher Fee Refund Scheme 2018
DES Circular 0015/2019 Scheme to Share Teachers between Recognised Post-Primary Schools for the 2019/2020 School Year
DES Circular 0012/2019 Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts 2019/20 School Year - Voluntary Secondary Schools
DES Circular 0011/2019 Invitation to Primary and Post-Primary Schools in Gaeltacht Language-Planning Areas to consider joining the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme in 2019: Participation to Implementation (May 2019 - August 2020)
DES Circular 0010/2019 Post-Primary Schools in Gaeltacht Language-Planning Areas Participating in the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme: Next Implementation Phase (May 2019 - August 2020)
DES Circular 0008/2019 Special Education Teaching Allocation
DES Circular 0006/2019 Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Circular and Application Form
DES Circular 0005/2019 Graduate Certificate in the Education of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for teachers working with Pupils with ASD in Special Schools, Special Classes or as Special Education Teachers in mainstream Primary and Post-Primary Schools, 2019/2020
DES Circular 0004/2019 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Special Education Teachers, 2019/2020
DES Circular 0001/2019 Special Leave for Teachers who are members of Voluntary Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Circulars 2018

DES Circular 0084/2018 Replacement of Pension Related Deduction (PRD) by Additional Superannuation Contribution (ASC) and the Rates and Thresholds of the Additional Superannuation Contribution with Effect from 1 January 2019 for members of Standard Accrual Pension Scheme, Fast Accrual Pension Scheme and Single Pension Scheme.
DES Circular 0083/2018 Curriculum-related developments at Senior Cycle with particular reference to school years 2019/20 and 2020/21, including the discontinuance of Leaving Certificate Agricultural Economics
DES Circular 0082/2018 Cost Limits for Post-primary School Buildings
DES Circular 0079/2018 Arrangements for the Implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle with particular reference to school year 2018/19
DES Circular 0077/2018 Revision of Pay Rates in 2019 for Grant funded School Secretaries, Caretakers and Cleaners employed by the Boards of Management of Voluntary Secondary Schools in the Free Education Scheme and associated increases in Grant funding for same
DES Circular 0075/2018 Revision of Salaries of All Staff Paid Directly by a Recognised School or ETB with Effect from 1 January 2019
DES Circular 0072/2018 Revision of Salaries with effect from 1 January 2019 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
DES Circular 0071/2018 Revision of Salaries for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) with effect from 1 January 2019
DES Circular 0069/2018 Clarification in respect of Circular Letter 0036/2018 (Prescribed material for Junior Cycle Irish)
DES Circular 0068/2018 Clarification in respect of Circular Letter 0035/2018 (Prescribed material for Junior Cycle Irish Specification for Junior Cycle Irish)
DES Circular 0060/2018 Breastfeeding Breaks for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
DES Circular 0051/2018 Revision of teacher salaries with effect from 1 October 2018
DES Circular 0041/2018 Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2018/2019 – Special Education Component
DES Circular 0046/2018 Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2018 /2019 – Two Strands
DES Circular 0045/2018 HSE Post-Primary School Vaccination Programme 2018/2019
DES Circular 0043/2018 Best practice guidance for post primary schools in the use of programmes and/or external facilitators in promoting wellbeing consistent with the Department of Education and Skills’ Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice
DES Circular 0038/2018 Consultation with the School Community Including Teachers, Students and Parents on the Use of Smart Phones and Tablet Devices in Schools
DES Circular 0037/2018 Prescribed material for Junior Cycle English
(For the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and presenting for examination in 2021, 2022 and 2023)
DES Circular 0036/2018 Prescribed material for Junior Cycle Irish. Specification for Junior Cycle Irish: English-medium Schools (L2)
(For students presenting for Final Examination in 2020, 2021 and 2022)
DES Circular 0035/2018 Prescribed material for Junior Cycle Irish. Specification for Junior Cycle Irish: Irish-medium schools (L1)
(For students presenting for Final Examination in 2020, 2021 and 2022)
DES Circular 0033/2018 Business Syllabus – Leaving Certificate. Revised arrangements for the updating of legislation
DES Circular 0030/2018 Adjudication Process – Contracts of Indefinite Duration
DES Circular 0029/2018 Secondment Scheme for Registered Teachers
DES Circular 0028/2018 Prescribed Material for the Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle Examination in 2020 and Leaving Certificate Examination in 2020
DES Circular 0027/2018 & FAQs Provision to allow for certain education and training sector staff to be retained in employment beyond their Compulsory Retirement Age of 65 years until they reach the age of eligibility for the Contributory State Pension
DES Circular 0026/2018 Sick Leave Scheme for Special Needs Assistants - changes to Critical Illness Provisions (CIP) from 31st March, 2018
DES Circular 0025/2018 Sick Leave Scheme for Teachers - changes to Critical Illness Provisions (CIP) from 31st March, 2018
DES Circular 0024/2018 Prescribed Material for the Leaving Certificate English Examination in 2020
DES Circular 0018/2018 Management of Safety & Health, including Fire Safety, in Primary and Post Primary schools
DES Circular 0017/2018 Application of measures in accordance with Public Service Stability Agreement 2018–2020
FAQs FAQs on Contracts of Indefinite Duration. Version 1
Child Protection Update on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Support Arrangements
DES Circular 0003/2018 Leadership and Management in Post-Primary Schools
DES Circular 0002/2018 Operation of the Financial Support Services Unit (FSSU)