Panel 2013 – Latest Update 28 May 2013
28th May 2013 | News
The DES has today 28 May 2013 issued the update below regarding the panels.
Update on Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels at primary level for 2013/14 school year – Position @ 28 May 2013
Teacher Allocations and redeployment of surplus permanent/CID holding teachers
Circular 13/2013 was published in February 2013 and it set out the
staffing arrangements for primary schools for the 2013/14 school year.
At this stage, the teacher allocation process is largely finalised for
There are currently a total of 66 surplus permanent/CID holding teachers remaining on panels for redeployment to vacancies in other schools. Click here for the latest summary list for each of the individual
redeployment panels. Please note that the next update of this summary
list will be published on the Department website on Wednesday 5 June
A number of the main panels are now cleared. However there
are still some surplus permanent teachers in these areas that do not
have access to a panel or who are on the Special National Panel. The
Department is currently putting arrangements in place to redeploy these
teachers and this process will be finalised shortly. The Department will
then start to release the supplementary panel for the relevant
geographical areas. This process is expected to commence from next week
onwards. The details will be outlined in the next panel update which
will be published on Wednesday 5 June 2013.
Some further names
will be added to these panels and it is anticipated that the overall
final total will be in the range of 400 to 420 surplus permanent/CID
holding teachers. Schools are reminded that the redeployment of all
surplus permanent teachers is key to the Department’s ability to manage
within its payroll budget and ceiling on teacher numbers.
with vacancies are required to fill their vacancies from the list of
surplus permanent/CID holding teachers on the redeployment panels. The
timeframe for the school led redeployment process is to 31 May 2013.
that the teacher allocation process for the 2013/14 school year is
largely completed for many primary schools, the target is for the vast
bulk of the redeployment of surplus permanent teachers to be done by 31
May 2013 during the school led process. Throughout the redeployment
process the Department will be liaising closely with the Panel Operators
in relation to progress on clearing panels in a timely manner. Panel
Officers will be appointed after 31 May 2013. The Panel Officer process
will commence with the school of the same patronage that is located
nearest to the school with the surplus teacher – the initial preparatory
work for this has commenced.
Schools are also reminded that they are not permitted to commence a recruitment process to fill a permanent or fixed term
teaching vacancy in any other manner until the Department is satisfied
that vacant positions are not required for redeployment of any remaining
permanent /CID holding teachers on a main panel. The timing of when
teaching vacancies can be filled in any other manner will depend on how
quickly permanent/CID holding teachers are redeployed into vacancies.
The Department will publish regular panel updates on its website which
will inform schools and teachers of progress being made on the
redeployment of permanent /CID holding teachers.
Click here for the FAQ document – Redeployment Arrangements for Surplus Permanent and CID Holding Teachers which
reflects the various revisions that have been made over recent years to
the redeployment panel arrangements. It supercedes the Panel Booklet
for Teachers that was last updated in 2005.
Supplementary panels for 2013/14 school year
panels will be circulated from next week onwards for certain
geographical areas that have all surplus permanent teachers redeployed
(from main panels and surplus permanent teachers that do not currently
have access to a panel). The details will be outlined in the next panel
update which will be published on Wednesday 5 June 2013.
Department received over 1,700 applications from fixed-term, part-time
and substitute teachers for inclusion on supplementary panels. The
Department is nearing completion of the initial checking process on
these applications and expects to provisionally place up to 1,200
teachers on the Supplementary Panels. Teachers who applied for inclusion
on the supplementary panels have been notified by the Department of the
outcome of their applications.
Click here for the FAQ document – Redeployment Arrangements for fixed term (temporary/substitute) and part-time teachers through
the Supplementary Panel which reflects the various revisions that have
been made over recent years to the redeployment arrangements. It
supersedes the Panel Booklet for Teachers that was last updated in 2005.