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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
Public Service Management Act 1997




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Schools Division

Schools Division is responsible for the Teacher Allocation Unit whose role is to allocate staffing resources to primary, secondary, community and comprehensive schools and Education and Training Boards (ETBs) in accordance with departmental and government policy; School Governance Section whose role is to support the effective governance, management and operation of schools; the Financial and ETB Financial/ Administrative Personnel Section;  The Parents, Learners and Database Unit which administers appeals under Section 29 of the Education Act, administers approval of home tuition applications for certain students , provides advice to parents and students on the operation of schools’ complaint procedures and the Department's child protection procedures and manages the Post Primary Pupil Databases.