5th June 2018
The DES has today announced additional release days for teaching principals, a key demand in recent INTO lobbying. The facility to cluster these days to create a fixed-term post should provide consistency of cover for teaching principals and more secure employment for the fixed-term teachers covering them.
While this increase is a welcome one, acknowledging the challenges facing principals in schools throughout the country, it doesn’t go far enough. INTO will continue to campaign for teaching principals to receive at least one day per week.
Read more about Release Time for Principal Teachers here in Circular 0040/2018 (pdf)