DES Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts for the 2018/2019 School Year

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has issued circulars outlining the approved allocation of teaching posts for the 2017/2018 school year

These circulars can be accessed directly on the Department of Education and Skills website ( via the links below.


Circular 007/2018 Voluntary Secondary Schools

Circular 008/2018 Community & Comprehensive Schools

Circular 009/2018 Education and Training Boards



- Details regarding the DES approved relevant guidance allocation is on Page 4 of each document - Table 2.2.2 presents the PTR reduction to restore guidance provision.

- Appendix 3 provides additional information on guidance provision in post-primary schools.