School Appointments

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

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 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