Teacher allocations to all schools are approved annually by my Department in accordance with established rules based on recognised pupil enrolment. The staffing and redeployment arrangements for the 2019/20 school year are available on the Department website.
The recruitment and appointment of teachers to fill teaching posts is a matter for the individual school authority, subject to procedures agreed under Section 24(3) of the Education Act 1998 (as amended by the Education (Amendment) Act 2012).
The redeployment arrangements at primary and post-primary are the first method to fill vacancies in the school system. Once the redeployment processes have completed, schools with permanent vacancies may proceed to open competition to fill these vacancies. It is open to any teacher to apply for these vacancies as they arise.