Allocation of Teachers to Schools
Teacher allocations are approved annually in accordance with established rules based on recognized pupil enrollment.
The Department allocates staffing resources to primary, secondary, community and comprehensive schools and ETB schools (through Education and Training Boards – ETBs). This includes:
Allocation of mainstream primary classroom teaching resources to schools
Allocation of teaching resources to second level schools and ETBs
Redeployment of teachers in accordance with the relevant redeployment schemes.
The staffing arrangements include provision for an appeals mechanism for schools to submit an appeal under certain criteria to an independent appeals board.