COMMENCEMENT OF SECTION 30 OF THE TEACHING COUNCIL ACT, 2001
Please Note: Under section 30 of the Teaching Council Act 2001 teachers employed in recognised schools must be registered with the Teaching Council in order to be paid from public monies by the Department of Education and Skills or a VEC.
The Minister recently announced that section 30 will commence on 1 November 2013. Once section 30 is commenced, the Department of Education and Skills and VECs will be prohibited by law from paying unregistered people employed in teaching positions in schools except in very exceptional circumstances and for very short time periods.
The Department will, through a number of communications, be publicising requirements in relation to pay and registration over the coming weeks and months in order to ensure that teachers are aware of these requirements. People who are working as teachers in recognised schools, but who are not currently registered with the Teaching Council, will be advised to apply immediately to the Council for registration.
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Revised Sick Leave Arrangements
Revised sick leave arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants.
On 19 July 2012, the Labour Court made a recommendation in relation to sick leave arrangements in the public service. The Department wishes to inform School Management Bodies that the revised sick leave entitlements for teachers and special needs assistants will take effect from 1 September 2014 and will be incorporated into a consolidated sick leave circular which will be issued before that date.