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    governance arrangement on a voluntary and pilot basis during the forthcoming four year term Commenting on the publication of the manual Sheila Nunan said the state owed a huge debt of gratitude to Boards of Management who for the voluntary work done in managing primary schools Twenty five per cent of Boards are made up of primary teachers and principals whose expertise and professionalism is essential to the successful running of Boards she said Ms Nunan singled out principal teachers in particular for their role in school management She said principals are regularly asked to do more than their fair share when it comes to school management This cannot continue she said It is up to the Department and school patrons to ensure that training is provided for every new Board so that the demanding workload can be shared effectively The days of expecting principal teachers to do it all are gone She also said teaching principals were entitled to time free from classroom teaching to carry out their leadership role and she called for this to be increased to one day a week in the next budget In larger schools principals need the support of an in school management

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    News Archive WORLDS BEST NEWS The 2015 edition of the World s Best News will be coming to a street near you today Thursday 17 September as hundreds of volunteers around the country deliver free copies of the newspaper to the public The World Best News initiative is a news information service which was started by Irish overseas aid agencies through Dóchas to draw attention to the positive and unusual stories from developing countries that don t make it to the mainstream news The aim of the news service is to change the perception of developing countries by highlighting these stories and so show the progress that is being made towards the eradication of poverty and hunger As well as the annual print version the news service also has online versions on Facebook Tumblr Instagram and Flipboard so please follow and share It s available on the Dóchas website as well http www dochas ie our work worlds best news INTO is an Associate member of Dóchas the Irish Association of Non Governmental Development Organisations Date Thursday 17 September 15 About INTO Aims and Structure National Committees INTO Head Office Benefits and Discounts Join us Contact INTO Information For School

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    Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 Press Releases Media Coverage Conferences News Archive Lansdowne Road Agreement Formally Ratified Public services committee of Congress backs the LRA The Lansdowne Road Agreement LRA has been formally ratified today Wednesday 16 September by the Public Services Committee of the ICTU Under the LRA the threshold for the pension levy will increase twice next year resulting in a 1 000 earnings increase for most full time primary teachers The agreement will also bring about a 1 000 increase in gross pay in 2017 The LRA also provides a timeframe for the restoration on salary scales of a supervision and substitution payment abolished under the Haddington Road deal and the restoration of pay to those earning more than 65 000 The deal negotiated in May and recommended to members by the CEC was accepted by the INTO See Latest News 2 July 2015 Today s ratification of the LRA will now be communicated formally to government by ICTU Download draft agreement here Date Wednesday 16 September 15 About INTO Aims and Structure National Committees INTO Head Office Benefits and Discounts Join us Contact INTO Information For School Leaders New Teachers Special Ed Teachers EAL Teachers INTO

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    primary education You can play your part by Emailing your TDs on Stand Up for Primary Education Asking your friends and family to support the campaign this month by emailing their TDs on Stand Up for Primary Education Sending campaign postcards from schools to local TDs this month List of TDs and constituencies Stand Up for Primary Education Booklet available here Seas ar son an bhunoideachais Date Tuesday 15 September

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    the 2015 16 school year Responding to the announcement the INTO said the pilot project would be closely studied by the union and by teachers in schools The union warned that any attempt to use the proposed new system to cut back on resources to children with special needs would be firmly resisted The INTO said in the first place schools will want to see a lifting of the ban on promotion in schools and a reversal of the 15 per cent in special education teaching posts in recent years The INTO also said the current system was introduced to reduce interminable and unmanageable waiting times for children needing extra help It was designed to eliminate bureaucratic hurdles that had to be cleared before resources could be given and to give some certainty to schools parents and teachers Sheila Nunan general secretary of the INTO said the current system was not perfect but it ensured children got access to resource teaching in a timely fashion It is open transparent and in general has the support of parents and teachers she said She said additional paperwork and unnecessarily complicated application processes are not acceptable to class teachers already struggling with some

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    Northwood Santry Dublin 9 Details of how to apply for this seminar are available here Details of further seminars will be confirmed at a later date This year for the first time a Retirement Planning Seminar will be held in The Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork on 8 9 April 2016 We are not accepting applications for the Cork Seminar at this point but giving members advance notice that

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    introduction of the new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme is being discounted for the purpose of calculating access to paid sick leave under the revised scheme This is a significant breakthrough on the PRIL issue In addition to earlier developments regarding serious illness accrued under the previous scheme see website note of 19 June 2015 and linked DES Information Note this improves the paid illness leave position of a number of teachers compared to what it would be without this measure The issue of PRIL accrued before the new sick leave rules has been of concern for a number of members Some teachers found themselves with access to little or no paid illness leave due to previous PRIL INTO has since the introduction of the Revised Sick Leave Scheme on 1 September 2014 demanded that the DES and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform discount in its totality PRIL which was accrued prior to that date The DES is currently drafting a detailed Circular on illness leave and this will confirm the position formally Discussions will take place to deal with any outstanding issues e g where teachers have already suffered income loss due to PRIL accrued before 1

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    a recognised third level institute will be considered for grant purposes Applications Members who wish to apply for a bursary should make their applications before Friday 4 December 2015 Applications must be sent on the relevant application form which is available on the INTO website here All applications received by the closing date will be examined by an independent assessor to be nominated by the CEC The assessor will make

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