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  • August 2015 - I.N.T.O
    pupil records Clárleabhar Leabhar Rolla and Leabhar Tinrimh Laethúil are maintained From September 2015 primary schools that have put their pupil enrolment data on the Primary Pupil Database POD no longer need to maintain the Clárleabhar Teachers advised not to join JobBridge scheme Monday 24 August 15 The INTO has today advised new primary teachers looking for work not to do so under the JobBridge scheme The union described the scheme as exploitative of workers saying it provided no guarantee of future work Primary School Vaccination Programme 2015 2016 Friday 21 August 15 The HSE has written to primary schools regarding the Primary School Vaccination Programme for the 2015 2016 school year Important note on the opening of schools for the 2015 2016 school year Thursday 20 August 15 Schools normally re open for the new school year in the week that 1 September occurs However many schools re open in the last few days of August This year 1 September falls on a Tuesday but some schools will re open in the week prior to this e g a school might re open on Thursday 27 or Friday 28 of the previous week If a school does re open on 27 August there are a number of things that the school must note Update on Vetting Wednesday 19 August 15 The DES has issued an update in relation to the implementation of the National Vetting Bureau Act Schools making appointments before 15 October 2015 should carry out their vetting arrangements in accordance with Circular 63 2010 The DES has stated that they will issue further information as it becomes available Children s Books Ireland Conference 2015 Tuesday 18 August 15 Children s Books Ireland will be holding its annual conference between 12 and 13 September 2015 at the Lighthouse

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  • July 2015 - I.N.T.O
    s Hospital Thanks INTO Thursday 16 July 15 On Wednesday 24 June Emma Dineen INTO President and Noel Ward General Treasurer and Deputy General Secretary presented a cheque for 56 500 to Rachel Daly Fundraising Manager Children s Medical Research Fund Crumlin Hospital the sum raised in the 2015 INTO Members Draw Membership Plus Competition Winner Thursday 16 July 15 Congratulations to INTO Member Celine Hyde from Co Cork who won the Ed Sheeran concert tickets in the Membership Plus competition Irish public says investing in public services more important than income tax cuts Tuesday 14 July 15 Almost 70 of the Irish public agrees that the Government should prioritise public service investment over income tax cuts The findings are contained in a poll for the independent progressive think tank TASC conducted in June amongst a nationally representative sample of 1 000 adults aged 16 years and over by the market research company Behaviour Attitudes Employment Equality Amendment Bill 2013 Friday 10 July 15 A Bill to provide equality for employees of education medical and other services under the direction of religious organisations has passed through Report Stage in the Oireachtas The Bill which which amends existing employment equality legislation and provides greater employment protection to LGBT teachers in schools has been welcomed by the INTO LGBT Teachers Group Sheila Nunan INTO general secretary elected as vice president of ICTU Thursday 9 July 15 Sheila Nunan INTO general secretary was today elected vice president of ICTU Noel Ward INTO deputy general secretary and Deirdre O Connor INTO assistant general secretary were both elected to the executive council of Congress The results were announced at ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference in Ennis today INTO Motion Carried at ICTU Conference Thursday 9 July 15 The INTO motion on class size was carried at the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference in Ennis yesterday Additional SNA Posts in Schools from September Tuesday 7 July 15 The DES today announced the appointment of up to 610 additional Special Needs Assistant posts from September 2015 The decision was made by the cabinet this morning Important High Court ruling on Part Time Teachers and on Employer of Teachers Monday 6 July 15 The High Court has issued an important finding upholding a Labour Court decision ordering the DES to pay compensation to a part time teacher and INTO member for discrimination she suffered ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference 2015 Monday 6 July 15 The Biennial Delegate Conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions opens in Ennis tomorrow Tuesday 7 July 2015 Special Classes 2015 16 Monday 6 July 15 Almost 100 additional special classes are to be put in place for the 2015 2016 school year according to data released by the NCSE InTouch Survey Have Your Say Friday 3 July 15 We are currently undertaking a regular review of InTouch content and are also in the process of redesigning the magazine aspects of the magazine Our hope is to continue to improve your magazine and to help us

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  • June 2015 - I.N.T.O
    Illness Prior to Revised Sick Leave Scheme May be Recognised Friday 19 June 15 As advised previously by INTO and following work on this issue the DES has now set out formally for school management the position in respect of serious illness which occurred before the revised sick leave terms which apply since 1 Sept 2014 Pension Improvements for Retired Public Servants Friday 19 June 15 Retired public servants pay a pension levy called the PSPR Public Service Pension Reduction which was introduced under FEMPI legislation in 2011 A further reduction in pensions was introduced under FEMPI in 2013 Vote YES for LRA Additional INTO Example and Anonymous Claims Wednesday 17 June 15 INTO reiterates that serious inaccuracies of which just two samples were provided in our previous statement are contained in anonymous material re the LRA including a leaflet sent to some schools Lansdowne Road Agreement Don t be Misled Vote YES Tuesday 16 June 15 Read the facts about the LR Agreement here Lansdowne Road Agreement Letter to Staff Reps Monday 15 June 15 On 12 June the General Secretary wrote to all Staff Reps asking them to encourage colleagues to vote YES Lansdowne Road Agreement Impact of a YES vote on salary Friday 12 June 15 Winners of INTO members draw announced Friday 12 June 15 Lansdowne Road Agreement Frequently Asked Questions Thursday 11 June 15 Since discussions on the Lansdowne Road Agreement concluded last month INTO Head Office has been responding to queries from members The following are responses to Frequently Asked Questions which will be of assistance to members LRA and HRA Restoration How will a YES vote affect teachers earnings Wednesday 10 June 15 Effect on earnings of sample teachers available here Lansdowne Road Agreement Arrangements for ballot Tuesday 9 June 15 The CEC has decided to put the Labour Relations Commission Proposals The Lansdowne Road Agreement to a postal ballot of members with a recommendation for acceptance DEIS Consultation Submission on behalf of the INTO Monday 8 June 15 The INTO has welcomed the decision to review of DEIS which is now ten years in operation The need to support the education of children from disadvantaged backgrounds to the greatest extent possible and in the most effective manner continues Click here to view submission INTO publishes Information for Members on the Lansdowne Road Agreement LRA Monday 8 June 15 The INTO has published information for members on the terms of the LRA An edition of EOLAS is being sent to all members this week The EOLAS also contains a recommendation from the CEC urging members to accept its terms in a ballot now underway Click here for Eolas Dunnes Stores Dublin Protest March Saturday 6th June Friday 5 June 15 This Saturday 6th June trade unionists will march in support of workers in Dunnes Stores who are employed on low hour contracts Beginning on Merrion Square at 1pm the march will move to Dunnes Stores Head Office on South Great Georges Street INTO

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  • May 2015 - I.N.T.O
    Base posts already allocated to either their school if any and to neighbouring schools may submit an application for part time resource hours Pilot of New Model for Allocating Resource Teachers Thursday 21 May 15 The DES today announced that a Pilot of the New Model for Allocating Resource Teachers to Schools will be put in place for September 2015 Resource Teacher allocations for 2015 16 Thursday 21 May 15 The National Council for Special Education NCSE today published the allocations of resource teacher posts to schools for the start of the 2015 2016 school year Arts in Education portal Wednesday 20 May 15 The National Arts in Education Online Portal a major objective in the Arts in Education Charter was launched yesterday in Dublin Castle The portal www artsineducation ie will build a community of practice within arts and education Last call for applications to benefit from a fund of 10 000 to enable charitable work abroad this summer Wednesday 20 May 15 Folens Overseas Teaching Fund aims to assist Irish teachers on their charitable overseas volunteer programmes this summer with 10 000 in funding The deadline for application is 29 May Public service pay restoration talks continue Tuesday 19 May 15 Public service income restoration talks led by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform resume today at the Labour Relations Commission The talks got under way last week Tuesday 12 May Following this initial meeting the two sides met again on Thursday 14 May for a presentation on the fiscal parameters Comhaltacht Michael Jordan san Oideachas Teagasc na Gaeilge i gColáiste Phádraig Tuesday 19 May 15 Scoláireacht dar luach idir 20 000 agus 22 000 a íocfar leis an iarrthóir rathúil ag brath ar thaithí agus ar cháilíochtaí ar feadh trí bliana ar a mhéad Tuilleadh eolais leis seo http www spd dcu ie site human resources current vacancies shtml Update on Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels at primary level for the 2015 16 school year Friday 15 May 15 There are currently a total of 23 surplus permanent CID holding teachers for redeployment to vacancies in other schools Review of DEIS Have Your Say Friday 15 May 15 The DES has initiated a review of DEIS and has invited the INTO to make a submission by the end of May Decade of Centenaries All island Schools History Competition Thursday 14 May 15 The winners of the Decade of Centenaries All Island schools history competition an initiative of the DES have been announced INTO An Post Handwriting Competition Winners Wednesday 13 May 15 The winners of the INTO An Post Handwriting Competition were announced today at a special ceremony in the GPO Probation in Special Education Settings Monday 11 May 15 In order to discuss this issue with relevant members qualified teachers who have restricted probation in a special school setting qualified primary teachers who are currently undergoing probation in a special school the INTO will hold a meeting in the Heritage Hotel Portlaoise on Wednesday 27

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  • April 2015 - I.N.T.O
    Children s Hospital Crumlin Update on Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels at primary level for 2015 16 school year Tuesday 21 April 15 There are currently a total of 123 surplus permanent CID holding teachers for redeployment to vacancies in other schools Primary School Transport Application for 2015 2016 Tuesday 21 April 15 The closing date for applications for the next school year is 24 April 2015 Applications can be made at www buseireann ie Active School Week 2015 Monday 20 April 15 Active School Week runs from April 27th May 1st 2015 Dyslexia Association of Ireland DAI 2015 European Conference Innovation in Assessment and Teaching Friday 17 April 15 The Dyslexia Association of Ireland DAI will hold its 7 th European Conference in the Newman Building UCD Belfield Dublin 4 on April 25 th 2015 This conference brings together experts from Ireland the UK and Europe to share current research on dyslexia with a focus on Innovation in Assessment and Teaching Resource teacher support for children with Down Syndrome Friday 17 April 15 Today Friday 17 April is the closing date for schools to apply for resource teaching support for children with Down Syndrome Circular 0025 2015 Primary Online Database published along with a Revised Fair Processing Notice Thursday 16 April 15 The DES today Thursday 16 th April published a revised POD Fair Processing Notice and a new Circular on POD Lifeskills Survey 2015 Wednesday 15 April 15 The DES is conducting the third Lifeskills survey of primary and post primary schools Primary Staffing Appeals Tuesday 14 April 15 The closing date for submission of appeals to the next Primary Staffing Appeals Board is Friday 8th May 2015 Annual Donal Nevin Lecture Monday 13 April 15 The Nevin Economic Research Institute NERI is delighted to announce Professor Mariana Mazzucato will give this year s Donal Nevin lecture on the 8 May at the Royal Irish Academy Principals and Deputy Principals Fora Officer Training Monday 13 April 15 Training for Principals and Deputy Principals Fora Officers will be held on Friday 24 April 2015 in INTO Learning Centre 38 Parnell Square For more information on this event and to register please see here Rosena Jordan INTO Vice President for 2015 16 Friday 10 April 15 The new vice president of the Irish National Teachers Organisation is Rosena Jordan a Mayo native now living in Kingscourt Co Cavan She represented counties Louth Monaghan and Cavan on the INTO executive since 2008 Learning from DEIS an ESRI Report Thursday 9 April 15 A new report Learning from DEIS by the ESRI brings together learning from evaluations of DEIS by the Educational Research Centre Drumcondra and the Inspectorate It also reviews other related Irish and international research on educational disadvantage together with examples of best practice Registration for Sports Capital Funding closes tomorrow 10th April Thursday 9 April 15 Schools wishing to apply for funding must have registered online by 10 th April 2015 Closing date for applications is 24 th April

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  • March 2015 - I.N.T.O
    34 hasn t taken out health insurance INTO An Post Handwriting Competition 2015 Friday 20 March 15 The INTO and An Post have teamed up to organise the schoobag ie handwriting competition that celebrates handwriting Dyslexia Association of Ireland Conference Friday 20 March 15 The Dyslexia Association of Ireland DAI will hold its 7th European Conference in the Newman Building UCD Belfield Dublin 4 on 25 April 2015 This conference brings together experts from Ireland the UK and Europe to share current research on dyslexia with a focus on Innovation in Assessment and Teaching Two weeks left to enter Decade of Centenaries history competition Thursday 19 March 15 As part of the Decade of Centenaries the Department of Education and Skills has invited pupils in primary and post primary schools to enter an all island schools history competition by submitting a project that relates to the school history curriculum NERI publishes latest Quarterly Economic Observer Thursday 19 March 15 The trade union supported economic institute NERI today published its Quarterly Economic Observer QEO outlining expectations for the economic outlook in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland It provides a profile of the earnings distribution and low pay in the Republic of Ireland with a particular focus on those who are low paid Post as Deputy Director for the Nursery and Primary Cycle of the European School Alicante Spain Wednesday 18 March 15 Expressions of interest are invited from eligible serving teachers in European Schools and from teachers serving in a recognised primary school in Ireland or teachers on secondment or career break from such a position for the post of Deputy Director for the Nursery and Primary Cycle of the European School in Alicante Spain More details here INTO Campaign of Industrial Action in North Friday 13 March 15 THOUSANDS of INTO members in the north took to the streets today to demonstrate their anger at proposed cuts to the education system Teachers were joined on picket lines by parents Reminder President s Workplace Ethics Initiative Thursday 12 March 15 Michael D Higgins Uachtarán na hÉireann has announced an initiative to examine the role and importance of ethics in the workplace Principals Seminar Wednesday 11 March 15 Principals Seminar Tuesday 24 March 2015 The Oranmore Lodge Galway Sports Capital Programme Wednesday 11 March 15 The opening of the 2015 funding round for the Sports Capital Programme has been announced Schools can apply for funding jointly with sports clubs English Language Support Teachers Association ELSTA is hosting a seminar on Active Learning and EAL Provision Tuesday 10 March 15 ELSTA is hosting a seminar on Active Learning Methods to support language and literacy across the curriculum at the Athlone Education Centreon Sat 14th March 2015 from 09 30 15 30 Our World Awards Closing date 13 March Monday 9 March 15 Our World Awards is an annual awards programme for Irish pupils from third to sixth class Pupils work in pairs as a class or as a whole school to

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  • February 2015 - I.N.T.O
    will be posted on the Department website in due course New retention schedule announced for small schools Tuesday 17 February 15 The Minister for Education and Skills in response to demands by the INTO today announced a new retention schedule for small schools DES Issues Staffing Circular 0005 2015 Tuesday 17 February 15 The DES has issued Circular 0005 2015 which outlines staffing arrangements in primary schools for 2015 2016 school year TASC Report Cherishing All Equally Monday 16 February 15 A new report Cherishing all Equally Economic Inequality in Ireland says that Ireland will continue to move closer to US levels of inequality unless there are major changes to economic and social policy including taxation policy The report was published today by the independent progressive think tank TASC Death of former Northern Secretary INTO Wednesday 11 February 15 INTO Head Office has learned of the death of Al Mackle former Northern Secretary of the INTO Al held the position of Northern Secretary from his appointment in 1978 until 1991 when he was appointed Chairperson and Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Agency Low Incidence Teaching Hours LITH and SNA Applications Date is 18 March Wednesday 11 February 15 The NCSE has confirmed Wednesday 18 March as the closing date for receipt of applications for Low Incidence Teaching Hours LITH and Special Needs Assistant for pupils with special educational needs for the 2015 16 school year Safer Internet Day Tuesday 10 February 15 Today is Safer Internet Day an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users especially young people It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise No change to way teachers are allocated to schools for SEN Tuesday 10 February 15 The DES has announced it will not change the way teachers are allocated to schools for children with Special Educational Needs for the coming school year Extension of grace period for purposes of calculating pension under Haddington Road Agreement HRA Tuesday 10 February 15 A further extension to June 2016 of the grace period announced Under the 2013 HRA the government agreed to provide in legislation for a grace period for pension purposes during which both the reduction in pay and deferral of increment progression will be discounted New series of Principals seminars Tuesday 10 February 15 Following on from our very successful Principals Seminars in 2014 the INTO is pleased to announce that we will be running another series of seminars for Principals in 2015 Huge turnout at Cahersiveen Meeting Tuesday 10 February 15 Nearly 500 people packed into the Ring of Kerry hotel in Cahersiveen in Co Kerry last night Monday 9 th February for an INTO organised meeting on the future of rural schools and communities Irish Aid Our World Awards Friday 6 February 15 Our World Awards is an annual awards programme for Irish pupils from third to sixth class Pupils work in pairs as a class or as a whole school to present a

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  • January 2015 - I.N.T.O
    15 The INTO congratulates Patricia King on her appointment as the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions ICTU Teacher Awarded 54 000 in Discrimination Case Monday 19 January 15 The Equality Tribunal has found that an INTO member was discriminated against on the grounds of age religion and sexual orientation when she applied for the post of principal teacher in the school in which she worked As a result the school was ordered to pay the teacher 54 000 the equivalent of one year s salary in compensation for the discrimination INTO Learning Thursday 15 January 15 Learning Spring Programme 2015 available here INTO AVC Plan Annual Report Thursday 15 January 15 The INTO has received from the Trustees Irish Life Trustee Services Limited the annual report for the year ended 31 March 2014 of the INTO AVC Plan If you wish to have a copy of the report please email gglackin into ie or telephone 01 804 7745 Weather Alert High Importance for schools Wednesday 14 January 15 The DES has advised schools to consider not opening where a Status Red weather warning related to wind is forecast to coincide with the period s during which students and staff would be expected to be travelling to and from school Pregnancy related sick leave and the 2014 Public Service Sick Leave Scheme Wednesday 14 January 15 Circular 0059 2014 which introduced the new sick leave scheme did not clearly address pregnancy related illness which had occurred under the previous scheme ie prior to 1 September 2014 Update on deferred increments delay Wednesday 14 January 15 Following yesterday s meeting with senior Department officials we have now been advised in a written communication from the DES Update on Increments Delay Tuesday 13 January 15 The INTO today met at senior level with DES officials where once again INTO representatives protested strongly at the non payment on their due date of increments deferred under the HRA Children benefiting from investment in school system Tuesday 13 January 15 Opinion piece from the Irish Independent by Sheila Nunan INTO General Secretary National Assessments of Reading and Mathematics Monday 12 January 15 Improved Performance among Primary School Pupils in National Assessments of English Reading and Mathematics A report on reading and maths in primary schools based on the results of the 2014 National Assessments of English Reading and Mathematics shows that English reading and mathematics has improved significantly at Second and Sixth classes since the last National Assessments in 2009 Irish Teachers Journal call for articles Monday 12 January 15 Following the recent launch of the second edition of the Irish Teachers Journal the INTO is now delighted to issue a call for articles for the 2015 edition of the Journal Primary Online Database Monday 12 January 15 Following discussion of the Primary Online Database POD at the INTO Executive meeting on Friday 9 th January the Organisation reiterates its position that population of the POD is not the work of

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