Primary Staffing Appeals Board – March meeting 

The first meeting of the Primary Staffing Appeals Board to deal with appeals for the 2023/24 school year will be held this coming Friday 10 March 2023.

The closing date for submission of appeals for the March meeting was Thursday 23rd February 2023.

There are a number of appeal grounds which include:

  • Exceptional accommodation difficulty.
  • October 2022 enrolment.
  • Projected Enrolment Post based on additional enrolments after 30th September 2023.
  • EAL support.
  • Small schools.
  • School losing 3 or more posts.
  • Alleviating some of the pressure on class sizes at infants’ level for schools that make a significant contribution by absorbing demographic growth.

The Department of Education has confirmed to the INTO that schools where a significant number of new entrant pupils have been enrolled since 1 October 2022 may use the staffing appeals process to make their case for additional teachers for the 2023/24 school year.

Appeals must be submitted to Primary Teacher Allocations Section, Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, on the standard application form options beow clearly stating the criteria under which the appeal is being made.

Circular 006/2023

Further meetings of the Appeals board will be held in June and October. Closing dates will be notified on the OLCS in due course.