Post-Primary Circulars (Relating to Guidance)

February 2020
DES Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts, 
School Year - 2020/2021

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has issued circulars outlining the approved allocation of teaching posts for the 2020/2021 school year

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

Circular 0013/2020 Voluntary Secondary Schools

Circular 0014/2020 Community & Comprehensive Schools

Circular 0015/2020 Education and Training Boards

 

- Details regarding the DES approved relevant guidance allocation is on Page 3 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.


September 2019
Advice on the use of assessment instruments/tests for Guidance or for additional and special educational needs (SEN) in post-primary schools


The Department of Education and Skills has published Circular Letter 0058/2019 - "Advice on the use of assessment instruments/tests for Guidance or for additional and special educational needs (SEN) in post-primary schools".

This revises Circular 0035/2017 and has been informed by the work of the Advisory Committee on Psychometric Testing.

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 0058 /2019 - EN

 

Circular Letter 0058 /2019 - GA
 


 

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