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  • 13 May 2020

    Before a substitute teacher can become 'active' on the NISTR booking system they must complete all registration stages.

  • 18 July 2019

    Before contacting NISTR staff please make sure you have read relevant content on this NISTR information web site, relevant form documentation correctly, and onscreen system help when logged into the NISTR service.

  • 26 February 2019

    We are always aiming to improve NISTR and welcome comments and complaints.  It is important to know what we are doing well so that we keep doing it, so please send feedback

  • 25 February 2019

    As part of the NISTR system, all schools are now required to enter details of school closure days from 1st September to 31st August in order to support the provision of improved reporting on periods of continuous service and accurate information required to comply with TNC Circular 2016/1 in relation to the appropriate use of NISTR.

  • 25 February 2019

    The difficulties for schools in arranging qualified teaching cover were highlighted in the NI Audit Office report on The Management of Substitution Cover for Teachers’ published in December 2002.

  • 07 February 2019

    A school user must create a booking before being provided the SEARCH FOR STAFF button.  This is to promote that a booking is created in a timely fashion that is not detrimental to other end users. 

  • 07 February 2019

    Who to contact and when for substitute teachers in relation to NISTR.  

  • 06 February 2019

    The Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register (NISTR) is an on-line web based facility which provides a real-time booking system and a regional centralised database for all substitute teachers in Northern Ireland.

  • 06 February 2019

    TNC circular document to clearly set out for school principals, senior leaders, teachers and boards of governors the purposes for which NISTR should be used, paying particular attention to the circumstances when it is permissible to use NISTR to engage teachers.

  • 07 December 2018

    By default on the NISTR service the availability of a substitute teacher is set to unconfirmed.