Teaching staff are subject to quite a different surplus staffing provisions compared to non-teaching staff. The employment agreements covering teaching staff provide for quite specific redeployment provisions involving the potential for redeployment or creation of supernumerary positions.
The process of how a board determines the application of the conditions which apply are set down in the relevant employment agreement and Funding, Staffing and Allowances.
Supernumerary teachers continue to be employed at the school and are expected to take on duties allocated to them by the principal. These duties are allocated so as to allow the employee:
- to be released at any time to take up another position without causing unnecessary disruption to the school's programmes
- to have reasonable opportunity to attend interviews for other positions
- to take up a suitable vacancy within the school, should one arise.