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Teaching Appointments Scheme Online Learning

Teaching Appointments Scheme Online Learning

An Introduction to Online Learning on the Teaching Appointments Scheme for Controlled Schools

This brief video overview, introduces the series of video programmes that have been designed as part of the Education Authority’s overall training provision on the Teaching Appointments Scheme.

An Introduction to the Teaching Appointments Scheme

This short video programme aims to introduce the Teaching Appointments Scheme for controlled schools, introduced by the Education Authority on 1 February 2016. It includes a brief, high-level summary of the scope of the scheme, with reference to the significant role of the Board of Governors in appointing a principal, vice principal or teacher.

The Preliminary Meeting

A number of significant decisions are made at the preliminary meeting, and the job documentation pack will also be agreed. This programme summarises the key decisions and documents that will be agreed at the preliminary meeting in accordance with the Teaching Appointments Scheme.

Selection Panel Composition

This programme describes the specific composition of the selection panel for appointing a principal, vice principal or teacher.

Conducting Shortlisting

A number of important decisions must be reached before panel members can have sight of any completed applications. This programme explains all steps involved in the  shortlisting process as outlined in the Teaching Appointments Scheme.

Conducting Interviews

Most if not all selection processes conducted within the Teaching Appointments Scheme, will include at least one interview. The Scheme includes clear guidance on conducting an interview, and the video programme explains the step by step process involved.

The Marking Scheme

The Education Authority’s agreed Marking Scheme is contained within a separate document from the Teaching Appointments Scheme. It is essential that every panel member is clear about the correct application of the Marking Scheme. This video programme explains the application of the marking scheme in detail, showing relevant examples where appropriate.


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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