In light of supplementary measures to increase the availability of substitute teachers, teachers seconded to the PDST are requested to be available as substitute teachers. This arrangement commences on Monday 29th November.


Please note that in the meantime, our team will continue to provide school-based support, including that for the Primary Language Curriculum* where it can be honoured.  Advisors may unexpectedly be requested for substitute cover on any given day so there may be cancellations to school-based support at short notice.


We hope you understand this position as we endeavour to assist our colleagues in schools.


*Please note where a school has scheduled a school closure to be facilitated  by a PDST advisor  as part of Sustained Support for the Primary Language Curriculum, this support will go ahead.