Last week the Northern Ireland Teachers' Council (NITC) contacted the Department of Education with our suggestions for mitigating Covid. One of the suggestions was a suspension of PRSD for the rest of this academic year.
NITC received a response today which states that:
"The Minister and Management Side of the TNC have recently agreed that PRSD will be paused for the 2021-22 academic year with the intention that it will restart again in September 2022. Formal correspondence confirming this position will be issued to NITC in due course".
A communication will be sent to all schools setting out the position and making it clear that PRSD will not be required for pay progression next year.
The minister has confirmed:
“Given the intense staffing pressures at present and the additional workload associated with Performance Review and Staff Development for teacher appraisal, I have agreed that this process will be paused for the current academic year.”