For information on New Boards of Management for the term 2019-2023 please follow this link.


The appointment of a new Chairperson of a Board of Management is only made after consultation with the Patron. The Patron is then responsible for informing the DES of the change. It is very important that the appropriate form is completed and returned as soon as the Patron has agreed to the appointment of a new Chairperson.

Change of Board of Management Member Form

Capital Project Form


Recruitment during COVID 19 Useful Resources

In relation to interviewing during the Covid-19 pandemic,  a number of additional resources have been added to the CPSMA website.

For remote interviews:

For face to face interviews:

Leadership and Management Appointments

The List of Independent Assessors for Leadership & Management Appointments has been agreed between the Patron and INTO as per C63/17 and 6.3 of the most current Circular 44/19. The relevant chapters of 44/19 are available below and should be consulted before the appointments of API; APII, and Deputy Principal. This list has been circulated to schools and is available from  Maeve on request.

Circular 44-19 Leadership & Management Appointments

Application for Patron Approval Selection Panel Leadership & Management Appointment

Application for Patron Approval Leadership and Management Appointments

Teacher Appointments

Please use the forms below when requesting Patron Approval for the Selection Panel and for the approval of all teacher appointments of 24 weeks or more.

It is important to use one form for each named teacher whose appointment approval is being sought. This is to facilitate the placing of these forms in each teacher employment record file. Procedures for the recruitment and appointment of teachers can be found in Chapter 2 of Circular 44/19.

Please note that all teachers appointed to teach in our schools must hold a recognised qualification to teach Religious Education available here. A list of recognised qualifications is available here. If a teacher on the Permanent Panel does not hold such a qualification please contact Maeve.

Contact Details for Independent Assessors are available from [email protected]

Interview Board Approval Form 2020

Patron Approval Teacher Appointment 2020

Teacher Recruitment Procedures to be Followed 2020

Recognised Qualification to teach Religious Education

Recognition of Religious Education Qualifications


If you are forming a Selection Panel for the appointment of a Principal please contact Maeve Mahon at [email protected] or 087-2373336

Application for Patron Approval Interview Board Principals Appointment

Application for Patron Approval Principal Appointment

Special Needs Assistants

Patron-Approval-SNA Appointment 2020

Useful Resources

CPSMA Guidance for Payments to Independent Assessors

Daily Fee Invoice for Independent Assessors

Travel & Subsistence Claim Form for Independent Assessors



Draft PA Constitution


The Supplementary Redeployment Panel is now in operation. All schools and teachers on the Panel are updated regularly by the Panel Operator and will be notified when the Panel finally clears. Any queries about the Panel should be directed to [email protected]


There are a number of questions regarding vetting in schools, the following guidelines aim to answer some of those questions. This is the most up-to-date information we have to our disposal.

Vetting Guidelines for Schools


NVB1 Form (for e-mail applicants)

“How to” guide for NVB1 form

NVB1 Checklist

NVB2 Form (this form is only to be used by those without email)

“How to” guide for NVB2 form

NVB2 Checklist

100 point ID Checklist

Applications cannot be processed without the relevant ID and address verification – please use the checklist to make sure you application is completed correctly.

Vetting may be carried out for 16-18 year olds with parental consent.

3 NVB Parent/Guardian Consent Form for 16-18 year olds

Identification requirements for under 18s


Newsletter September 2018

Primary Education Newsletter May 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Primary Education Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter Primary Education


Parental Complaints: INTO/CPSMA Complaints Procedure Guidelines for Primary Schools

Workplace Bullying and Harrassment

Staff Relation Issues:

Grievance Issues

Professional Competency & Disciplinary Teachers & Principals

  • Circular 0049/2018 – Revised procedures in relation to professional competence issues and general disciplinary matters