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Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register (NISTR) information web site.  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.

If you are already a school or a substitute teacher registered on the system, you can use the Login button above to connect to the NISTR web application.  If you are a substitute teacher and you wish to register on the system then complete the stages on our New Substitute Teacher Registration page.  If you are a school and wish to register a new user please contact NISTR administration.

The system is changing, to find out more read our Upcoming NISTR Changes pages.  We are always aiming to improve our system and welcome feedback from users.

Latest Site Updates

  • DE Teachers Pay Team
    23 June 2016 Payment for all approved periods of substitute teaching is made on a monthly basis by DE Teachers Pay Team.
  • Calendar availability and management - Substitute teacher
    04 April 2016 By default on the NISTR service the availability of a substitute teacher is set to unconfirmed. The Terms of Use for the NISTR system state that (14.5) The Substitute Teacher User undertakes to manage their availability, keeping it up to date on the...
  • Legacy 'pool' Account
    07 March 2016 The NISTR system requires an email address for the User name login. Substitute teachers with a legacy NISTR account and no email address will have a legacy numeric login User name. This can be used on the new system to add an email address for logging...