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 is for teachers who are currently permanent or hold C.I.D. (Contracts of Indefinite Duration) and who have lost their jobs due to a reduction in teachers in their school. These teachers are redeployed first.
You can only access the main panel if you hold C.I.D. (which you can apply for and receive when you have worked in excess of 2 years in the same school).
Criteria for access to supplementary panel
- Full registration with the Teaching Council (You must have completed your Dip by 11th December 2015.)
First teaching appointment before January 1st 2011
- Gross salary of 29,000 (including allowances) in 2015 (MUST HAVE)
- Point 5 (or higher) (Or point 6 if you started on point 3 of the scale) on or before 31st December 2015.
- Point 4 (or point 5 if you started on point 3 of the scale)on or before 31st December AND a contract until the end of the 2015/2016 year. (You must have the contract by 11th December)
FIRST TEACHING APPOINTMENT AFTER JANUARY 1ST 2011
- Gross salary of 26,100 (including allowances) in 2015 (MUST HAVE)
- Point 4 (or higher) on or before 31st December
- Point 3 on or before 31st December AND a contract until the end of the 2015/2016 year (You must have the contract by 11th December)
Phasing out of the Special Panel
The special panel is being phased out. Therefore you must now tick a box if you wish to be considered for positions in special schools.
Application Form (Which panel)
You can apply for access to the panel where you have completed the majority of teaching in 2015.
If you have worked in more than 1 panel area (2 dioceses)- you can apply for access to the panel where the majority of your service in 2015 (calendar year January – December) was OR where you are contracted to teach from 11th December 2015 until the end of the school year (2016).
Circular from Department of Education.
Last year I missed out on panel rights by 5/6 days. Another teacher I know got panel rights even though she didn’t have a contract until the end of the year. My advice is to apply because there might be a chance!