Jobs and Stuff

So it’s that time of year again… jobs for next September are beginning to be advertised, the main panel has been released and the supplementary panel will follow in a few weeks. I’ve received lots of messages from teachers wondering about jobs and panels and CID’s and I know I have always found the whole […]

Subbing CV

There is a huge shortage of substitute teachers available at the moment so the INTO recommended that final year students should get their teaching council numbers asap. This blogpost is just to share some ideas about what to include in a substitute CV.

Why is it so difficult to find a substitute teacher?

There was an article in the Independent the other day (and again in the Sunday independent) with the title “Children to be sent home from school in new crisis; Lure of well paid jobs in Dubai is now leading to a severe shortage of substitute teachers”. (You can read the article here.) So in this […]

Supplementary Panel 2017/2018

I’m writing this blogpost because I’ve already received lots of questions about the supplementary panel and the criteria needed to access the supplementary panel. What is the panel? There are two redeployment panels for primary teachers in Ireland – the main panel and the supplementary panel for appointments to full time permanent positions. The main […]

Its All About Who You Know… Or Is It?

I know theres hundreds/thousands of teachers sitting down in front of their laptops today sending off another batch of standard application forms, copies of certificates, references, copies of degrees etc. and I know how disheartening it can be when all you get back is ‘Thanks but no thanks’. I think this is always made worse […]

Give Me 5; An approach to job applications and interviews

I’ve written a number of blogposts about applying for jobs and interview questions. I’ve spoken to countless newly qualified teachers or teachers who don’t have a permanent job yet and will face the application process again this year so I’m writing this blogpost to share something I have used in the past to help me […]

Supplementary Panel 2016/2017

The supplementary panel circular for 2016/2017 was released yesterday. Last year, I wrote a blog post explaining some parts of it which was very popular so I have decided to do a new one for this year. Main panel Main panel is for teachers who are currently permanent or hold C.I.D. (Contracts of Indefinite Duration) […]

Tailoring your application

If you are applying for jobs in different counties in Ireland you probably don’t know much about the schools you’re applying to. It is important to try tailor your application to each individual school and to show how your talents would benefit the school in question. This blog post is showing you where to find […]

The Dip Process – What’s the point?

I’ve been reading up on the new ‘dip’ process – Droichead and decided to write a blog post/rant about the whole dip process in general and some suggestions which could be more beneficial for everyone. First of all, why do we need a dip/droichead process? Teachers go to college for 4 years now (I know Hibernia […]

Subbing; Some Tips

Most teachers have at some point in their career worked as a sub. During my first year out, I subbed in 5/6 schools from September – December and was lucky enough to get a Part Time resource contract from January to March due to getting to know the school and staff and working as a […]

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