Main Panel list issued by Department of Education

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) wishes to advise members that the Main Panel comes into operation today. The Department of Education has published a list of permanent teachers available for redeployment to the panel operator in each diocese, or under each patron body. There are currently 128 surplus permanent/CID holding teachers on panels for redeployment.

Click here to access the Main Panel summary (as of Thursday, 23 March 2023).

The panel operators will circulate the list to principals of all the schools in their panel area who have a permanent vacancy arising in the 2023/24 school year. Principals must fill their permanent vacancies from this list. The timeframe for the school-led redeployment process is Friday, 28 April 2023.

The Department has also published an FAQ document on Redeployment Arrangements at Primary Level for Surplus Permanent and CID Holding Teachers through the Main Panel.

The INTO has created some short informational animations about the panel below. These videos explain what the main panel is, how and why you can defer panel rights and the process of making appointments from the panel.

The INTO encourages all schools with vacancies and teachers on the panel to engage fully with the panel process. Teachers on the panel should ensure that they complete a Panel Update Form and return it to the Primary Allocations Section of the Department of Education when they have secured a job (or if they are deferring their panel rights) to ensure that their name is removed from the panel list in a timely manner.

Supplementary Panel Applications

The Department of Education has advised that notifications of the applications for the Supplementary panel will be issued to applicants by the end of April.

The supplementary panels will be released at a later stage.

Schools can access the FAQS on Staffing from Circular 006/2023 here and the FAQs on Redeployment here.