Second Level - Public Service Agreement


Public Service Agreement 2010-2014

Public Service Agreement – this document outlines all elements of the Agreement at second and third level. TUI members voted in favour of the proposals in separate ballots of second and third level members.

Second Level/Further Education
Click here to download Public Service Agreement Questions and Answers for Second Level/Further Education - updated for January 2012

Additional information document on usage of 33 hours - April 2012

For reference - Teacher Transfer Agreement between IVEA/TUI - March 1999

TUI policy on Internal Verification - April 2012


Summary of main requirements at second level:

  • The provision, with effect from the start of the 2010/11 school year, of an additional hour per week to be available to facilitate, at the discretion of management, school planning, continuous professional development, induction, substitution and supervision (including supervision immediately before and after school times). This list is not exhaustive.
  • With effect from the start of the 2010/11 school year, post-primary teachers to be available for three timetabled class periods per week under the supervision and substitution scheme (while leaving the current maximum number of hours used per teacher per week under this scheme the same as at present).
  • Full implementation of new procedures providing for redeployment of surplus teachers, to commence from June 2010 and to be fully implemented for the start of the 2011/12 school year.
  • A comprehensive review and revision of the teaching contract to identify and remove any impediments to the provision of efficient and effective teaching to students in all sectors. This review and revision to be completed in advance of the start of the 2010/11 school year.


The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) voted in favour of the Croke Park Agreement proposals. Separate ballots were conducted for members at second level and third level.


Third Level

Yes – 55.09% - 1,132
No – 44.91% - 923

Second Level

Yes - 75.66% - 4,172
No – 24.34% - 1,342


Total poll was 7,757 out of the 13,894 entitled to vote (55.83%)

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