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Probation for teachers in Non-Droichead Primary schools

To have his or her professional competence evaluated to satisfy the Council’s probation requirements, a teacher must make an application for inspection using the Form OP1.

Applications must be made electronically and as soon as a teacher commences service in a post that is eligible for probation and that will last for a period of at least 50 consecutive school days. The date on which LEC received a completed Form OP1 or the first date of employment, whichever is the later, will be used when determining the 50/100-day period. Every effort is made to ensure that all eligible teachers who make an application for inspection will be inspected in that school year. Teachers must be available for inspection on any day of the 50/100 day period.

From September 2016, teachers working in special education or restricted settings may avail of the Droichead process to gain full registration with the Council. Probation by the Inspectorate will only take place in the mainstream setting.

The criteria used in the inspection of the work of teachers for probationary and registration purposes in primary schools is outlined here.

The application form to register to complete the probationary process in a non-Droichead school from September 2017 is not available yet.  Please check the website again from the middle of August onwards for more information.

Should you wish to contact Limerick Education Centre with any queries on Probation, you can contact Jenny Delaney on 061 585060 ext 4 or email at


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