The Primary and Secondary Education Act allows mainstream schools to create separate groups and classes for children with special educational needs, with a much larger number than before, for children with special educational needs, to whom mainstream classes cannot provide sufficient assistance. To support the development of each student, the school must provide additional pedagogical follow-up outside of teaching for the student who is temporarily lagging behind. The school must also provide students with the services of a special educator, a psychologist and a social educator. The services listed are also available to teachers. Persons who have been convicted under the penal code for criminal assaults against minors are not allowed to work as teachers. In Estonia, there is no national body for substitute teachers; For absent teachers, schools are most often dependent on existing teachers. If this is not possible, teachers with a certain employment contract, retired teachers or people without teacher qualifications are recruited. The replacement of absent colleagues is not regulated by law. Teacher replacement procedures can be described in a school`s collective agreement and teachers` employment contracts may include a replacement obligation. If you want a printed copy of this agreement, we advise you to download the following PDF version. In the Estonian education information system sub-register, schools integrate data on all their teachers on their workload, subjects taught, education level, continuing education and language skills. The results of the register are available to the public via a HaridusSilm web application.

The statistical results of the registry are being developed. The registry also includes an additional open module in which schools can promote their vacancies. Conditions and procedures for assessing teachers` professional and professional skills In addition to regular annual holidays, teachers can take study leave when needed. Under the Employment Contracts Act, the head of the school may impose the exceptional termination of an employment contract for compelling reasons of the worker, which prevents the continuation of a working relationship in the interests of both parties.