Welcome to Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register

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

  • Booking and booking queries
    01 October 2015 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.
  • Substitute teacher payment
    30 September 2015 Only teachers 'active' on the NISTR service can be booked. Make sure you have your TR23 complete if necessary to ensure you receive payment of salary. The TR23 form and TR23 guidance are on the DE Teacher Pay Team page.
  • Forgotten User name or password
    30 September 2015 For the NISTR service site https://login.nistr.org.uk your login User name: is the email address associated with your NISTR account. If you have forgotten your password click the 'I've forgotten my password' link below the SIGN IN button on the login...