1. I am currently registered under Regulation 3 (Montessori & Other Categories). What does the re-designation of Regulation 3 mean for me?

Teachers registered under Regulation 3 will continue to remain on the Register of Teachers

2. I am currently registered under RoRegulation 3. What will happen if I do not renew my registration?

Teachers who lapse from the Register, and who were previously registered under Regulation 3, will be eligible to apply for registration under Route 4 if they were previously admitted onto the register under Regulation 3 of the Registration Regulations, 2009.

3. I am currently registered under Regulation 3. If I want to move schools what does this change mean for me?

Registered teachers, including teachers registered under Regulation 3, are subject to the terms and conditions of employment as set out by the Department of Education and Skills. This will continue to be the case, as the changes to the Regulations do not affect these matters.

4. I am currently registered under Regulation 3. If I want to apply for promotion what does this change mean for me?

Teachers registered under Regulation 3 are subject to the terms and conditions of promotion as set out by the Department of Education and Skills. This will continue to be the case, as the changes to the Regulations do not affect these matters.

5. I am a student on a Level 8 Montessori programme. What does this change mean for me?

Students currently undertaking a Level 8 Montessori programme will be eligible to apply for registration under Route 4 until 31 December 2023. 

6. I am hoping to start a Level 8 Montessori programme in September 2016. What does this change mean for me?

Individuals who start a level Montessori programme before 1 October 2016 will be eligible to apply for registration under Route 4 until 31 December 2021.

7. I have a Level 8 Montessori qualification and I may wish to register in the future. What does this change mean for me?

Montessori teachers are eligible to apply for registration under Route 4 up to 31 December 2023. After this date the route will no longer be available to new applicants.

8. I am the parent of a child who is being taught by a teacher who is registered under Regulation 3. What does this change mean for me and my child?

The recruitment and deployment of teachers is a matter for school management, in line with the relevant circulars from the Department of Education and Skills. This will continue to be the case, as the changes to the Regulations do not affect these matters.

9. I am a principal in a school and some of my staff are registered under Regulation 3. What does the re-designation change mean for me and my school?

Teachers who are registered under Regulation 3 will retain their registration. The recruitment and allocation of teachers will continue to be a matter for the school and the relevant authorities.