Post-Primary Circulars (Relating to Guidance)

DES Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts, School Year - 2019/2020

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has issued circulars outlining the approved allocation of teaching posts for the 2019/2020 school year

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

Circular 0012/2019 Voluntary Secondary Schools

Circular 0013/2019 Community & Comprehensive Schools

Circular 0014/2019 Education and Training Boards

 

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

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


DES Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts, School Year - 2018/2019

 

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has issued circulars outlining the approved allocation of teaching posts for the 2018/2019 school year

These circulars can be accessed directly on the Department of Education and Skills website (www.education.ie) 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.


 

Assessment Instruments (including tests and web-based resources) approved for use for guidance and/or learning support in post-primary schools
The Department of Education and Skills has published a Circular Letter 0035/2017 on assessment instruments approved for use for guidance and/or learning support in post-primary schools which has been informed by the work of the Advisory Committee on Psychometric Testing (below). The Circular highlights good practice in relation to the selection, administration, interpretation and retention of assessment related information and the provision of feedback to students. It can be accessed below

Circular Letter 0035 /2017


Improvements in resource provision for the Whole School Guidance Plan – partial restoration of resources removed in Budget 2012 (2017)

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 (www.education.ie) via the links below.

Details regarding the DES approved relevant guidance allocation is on Page 6 of each document.

Circular 0012/2017 Education and Training Boards

Circular 0011/2017 Community & Comprehensive Schools

Circular 0010/2017 Voluntary Secondary Schools


Teacher Recruitment Registration and Qualifications (2011)

Circular 0031/2011