Persons being appointed must be vetted prior to appointment to any teaching position, regardless of the duration of the appointment, unless they have been vetted during the same or previous calendar year. Teachers returning to school after a leave of absence of 2 or more years must be vetted.
Where the teacher to be appointed is a registered teacher or has applied to be registered, vetting is carried out through the Teaching Council which issues a vetting letter to the applicant teacher. The Board of Management must be given the original of this letter by the prospective employee and the school will:
(a)Record the fact that it has had sight of the original
(b)Retain a copy for its records
(c)Return the original
**Prospective employees must confirm in writing that their appointment is subject to the satisfactory outcome of vetting.
**A Statutory Declaration and a Form of Undertaking must be signed by all those appointed to teaching and non-teaching posts of any duration. Where a person changes employment from one school to another the Statutory Declaration is valid if made in the same or previous calendar year.
**The candidate must also confirm that they have completed TUSLA and PDST Child Safeguarding training.
**The candidate must also confirm that they have read the Child Safeguarding Statement and the Child Protection Risk Assessment.
**The candidate must confirm that they know who the names of the DLP and DDLP.
Note: Items marked with ** are applicable to all school appointed staff e.g. SNAs, Secretaries, Caretakers etc.
Unqualified Persons Serving as Teachers or Classroom Supervisors:
Unqualified teachers will only be employed as an interim short term measure where it is not possible to employ a suitably qualified teacher. Such persons must be vetted through the JMB vetting process prior to commencing employment unless they have been vetted during the same or previous calendar year. Where this is the case, the Principal will request a certified copy of the previous vetting outcome.