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  • April 2014 - I.N.T.O
    our journey of discovery to find out who was Vere Foster May Day Rally Dublin Wednesday 30 April 14 May Day Rally in Dublin takes place on Thursday May 1 INTO Annual Congress 2014 Sunday 20 April 14 The Annual Congress of the Irish National Teachers Organisation is taking place in the Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny from Monday 21 April to Wednesday 23 April 2014 Young Workers Network Wednesday 16 April 14 The Young Workers Network is an initiative led by young trade unionists affected by the crises facing young people Primary Teachers Payroll Section Temporarily Unavailable Wednesday 16 April 14 INTO has received notice from the Department that the Primary Teachers Payroll Section will be unavailable to the public on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd of April 2014 New Circular on SNA Scheme Friday 11 April 14 The DES has issued Circular 30 2014 outlining details of SNA scheme DES Issues Briefing Note On Revised Sick Leave Arrangements Wednesday 9 April 14 The DES today published an information note on its website in relation to forthcoming changes to sick leave provisions NERI Seminar Funding Options for Higher Education Wednesday 9 April 14 The NERI Nevin Economic Research Institute will hold its next research seminar on Wednesday 16th April entitled We Need to Talk About Higher Education Upcoming INTO Principals Seminars Tuesday 8 April 14 INTO Learning is organising two further seminars in May for principals on the theme of Professional Issues for School Leaders A New Course for Better Times Tuesday 8 April 14 Congress is hosting a major conference on 11th April 2014 in the Round Room at the Mansion House Education International s World Women s Conference Tuesday 8 April 14 Education International EI the largest global union federation representing over 30 million teachers and other education workers

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/NewsEvents/LatestNews/NewsArchive/NewsArchive2014/April2014/ (2015-10-30)
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  • March 2014 - I.N.T.O
    aware that the closing date for teachers wishing to register with Limerick Education Centre LEC for inspection visits for the purpose of probation in the current school year is Friday 28 March 2014 INTO Welcomes Announcement by Minister Quinn of 36M for Summer Works Grants Thursday 20 March 14 386 schools across every county in Ireland will be included in the first round of successful applicants to undertake school improvements this summer This includes 290 schools at primary level Panel Lists Issued to Panel Operators Friday 14 March 14 The redeployment panel lists are being circulated to the panel operators by the DES today Teacher Fee Refund Scheme 2013 Monday 3 March 14 Teachers who have successfully undertaken a course or modules during the period 1 September 2012 31 August 2013 may be eligible for a partial refund of fees Please refer to Circular 18 2014 for full details Resource Teaching Applications Date is 26 March Monday 3 March 14 The National Council for Special Education has confirmed Wednesday 26 March as the date for receipt of applications for Special Needs Assistant and Resource Teaching support for pupils with special educational needs for the 2014 15 school year About INTO

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  • February 2014 - I.N.T.O
    between the Department of Education and Skills school management authorities and teacher unions arrangements have been agreed for the standardisation of the school year for 2014 15 2015 16 and 2016 17 Final Teacher Exchange Register Now Available Friday 21 February 14 The final version of the Teacher Exchange register dated 21 February is now available for download via the Members Area Important Notice for Probationary Teachers Monday 17 February 14 Please be aware that the closing date for teachers wishing to register with Limerick Education Centre LEC for inspection visits for the purpose of probation in the current school year is Friday 28 March 2014 Contingency Arrangements in the Event of Unforeseen School Closures Thursday 13 February 14 Circular 34 2011 outlines the contingency arrangements in the event of unforeseen school closures Key Date for Staffing Panel Wednesday 12 February 14 Friday 14th February is the deadline for notifying DES and panel operators Review of the VTHVI Service Tuesday 11 February 14 Review of the Visiting Teacher for children with hearing and or visual impairment VTHVI service Safer Internet Day 2014 Tuesday 11 February 14 Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer Internet for all users especially young people Lá Mór na Gaeilge Tuesday 11 February 14 Tá Lá Mór na Gaeilge á reáchtáil ar shráideanna Bhaile Átha Cliath ar 15 Feabhra 2014 áit a mbeidh ceol le Seo Linn baill ó Kíla agus Na Fíréin chun ceiliúradh a dhéanamh ar an nGaeilge agus chun seasamh a ghlacadh ar son chearta teanga phobal na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta ar fud na hÉireann GAM EAL Cluster Arrangements for 2014 2015 Monday 10 February 14 The INTO has clarified with the DES that they only require schools who are entering new clustering arrangements for the 2014

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  • Events - I.N.T.O
    by District District 01 District 02 District 03 District 04 District 05 District 06 District 07 District 08 District 09 District 10 District 11 District 12 District 13 District 14 District 15 District 16 Filter by day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Events Calendar Thursday October 01 2015 Saturday October 31 2015 Previous Month Next Month Rathdrum Branch Meeting 03 November 2015 03 November 2015 3 30pm At

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/calendar/t4.do?pid=p1&dt=d.en.36638&f=month&d=13/10/2015&sd=Tuesday,13October2015&ac=* (2015-10-30)
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  • General Information - I.N.T.O
    casual non casual teacher for the duration of paid maternity leave When on unpaid maternity leave she is replaced by a temporary fixed term teacher Henceforth the full absence maternity leave leave in lieu unpaid maternity leave etc will be covered by the appointment of a substitute casual non casual teacher A teacher who is employed in a primary school under a contract which obliges him her to work for a period in excess of 40 days in the school year but less than a full school year is classified as a non casual substitute teacher Such a teacher is paid at his her appropriate annual salary divided by 183 for each day worked A teacher who is employed on a casual basis for a period of up to 40 days in a school year is classified as a casual substitute teacher and is paid a fixed daily rate which is inclusive of holiday pay If such a teacher exceeds 40 days employment in a school year they are paid at the non casual rate for any day in excess of 40 days Boards of Management should fulfil existing contractual arrangements with replacement teachers whether substitute casual non casual or temporary fixed term The revised arrangements should come into effect for contractual arrangements to be entered into from 16 April 2007 onwards The prior approval of the Chairperson of the Board of Management must be granted for all absences Absence for part of a school day constitutes an absence for a full school day Teachers are not allowed to absent themselves from school for the purpose of transacting private or personal business such as consultation with a solicitor or bank manager signing of contracts attending for interviews etc Any absence without reasonable cause and the approval of the Board of Management will involve loss of salary With effect from 16 April 2007 all teacher absences which were previously recorded on the quarterly return and the substitute claim form will be submitted on line by the schools involved in Phase 1 of the roll out of OLCS Pending the introduction of OLCS to all other primary schools all leave absences must be entered chronologically on the new substitute claim form which will be issued to all schools even if the absence is not substitutable It is important to note that absences should not be recorded on the quarterly return after 16 April 2007 The Department will meet the cost of supplying a substitute teacher replacing Principal teachers in one teacher schools who are absent for any reason as set out in Section 1 of this circular and with the permission of the Board of Management Substitute cover will also be provided for Principals in one teacher schools in respect of Extra Personal Leave EPV days The arrangements for teacher absences have been set out in three sections in this Circular Section 1 relates to absences which allow for the employment of a substitute teacher to cover teacher absences such as Sick

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  • Appendix A - I.N.T.O
    below b For the purposes of this sub section family relationships are defined as follows Immediate family spouse spouse also includes a person with whom the teacher is living as husband or wife father mother step father step mother son daughter step son and step daughter Near relative brother sister grandparent uncle aunt niece nephew grandchild Three days leave of absence is also available to teachers who are members of religious communities in respect of the serious illness of a member of the teacher s immediate community c The maximum period of absence that shall be granted is 5 school days in a school year in the case of a member of the immediate family 3 school days in a school year in the case of a near relative and to teachers who are members of religious communities These maximum periods of leave include a teacher s statutory entitlement under Force Majeure leave 2 1 Bereavement involving a family member a Special Leave with pay is allowed to a teacher in the event of bereavement For the purposes of this sub section family relationships are defined as follows Immediate family spouse spouse also includes a person with whom the teacher is living as husband or wife father mother step father step mother son daughter brother sister step son and step daughter Near relative grandparent uncle aunt niece nephew grandchild first cousin Inlaw father in law mother in law brother in law sister in law and son or daughter in law Three days leave of absence is also available to teachers who are members of religious communities in respect of the death of a member of the teacher s immediate community b The maximum period of absence that shall be granted is 5 consecutive in the case of a member of

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/LeaveofAbsence/BriefAbsencesROI/AppendixA/ (2015-10-30)
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  • General Information - I.N.T.O
    Lunchtime Supervision New Teachers Parent Teacher Relations Pensions Posts of Responsibility Pupil Enrolment Recognition of Qualifications Salary School Accommodation School Funding School Insurance School Leadership School Transport and Ancillary Staff School Year Social Inclusion Special Education Staffing Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council General Information Carer s Benefit Carer s Benefit is a payment for insured people who have recently left the workforce and are looking after certain people in need of full time care and attention You can get Carer s Benefit for a total of 2 years for each person you are caring for You can claim it for a continuous period of 2 years or in separate periods adding up to 2 years If you provide care to more than one person you may be entitled to an extra 50 of your personal payment Note You should apply for Carer s Benefit 10 weeks before you intend to leave employment so we have enough time to check if you qualify and deal with your claim Carer s Benefit Information from the Department of Social Protection Carer s Allowance Carer s Allowance is a means tested payment for people who are looking after certain people Since 27th September 2007 if you are getting certain payment s from this Department and you satisfy the conditions for Carer s Allowance you may get half the rate of Carer s Allowance along with your existing payments It may also be possible for you to receive half rate Carer s Allowance in addition to someone receiving an increase for you as a qualified adult on their own social welfare payment For more information see SW 41 Note Carer s Benefit is not payable at half rate with another social welfare payment Carers benefit SW49

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  • Carers Leave Act 2001 - I.N.T.O
    is liable to pay the wages employment agency or client company is the employer for the purposes of this Act Entitlement to Carer s Leave An employee who wishes to avail of Carer s Leave must fulfil the following conditions 1 Service requirement An employee must have completed at least 12 months continuous service with the employer from whose employment the leave is taken before the commencement of the leave There is no hours threshold in the Act 2 Provision of Full Time Care and Attention The employee must intend to take Carer s Leave for the purpose of personally providing full time care and attention to a person a relevant person who is in need of such and must actually do so for the duration of the leave Note An employee is entitled to work for up to 15 hours per week while on Carer s Leave See meaning of full time care and attention below 3 Relevant Person Need for Full time Care and Attention The relevant person i e the person receiving full time care and attention must be deemed to be in need of full time care and attention by a Deciding Officer or Appeals Officer of the Department of Social Protection This decision will be based on information provided by the relevant person s general medical practitioner and assessed by the Department s medical advisor Meaning of Full time care and attention According to Department of Social Protection this means that a person being cared for must be so disabled as to require continuous supervision and frequent assistance throughout the day in connection with his her normal personal needs e g help to walk and get about eat or drink wash bathe dress etc or continuous supervision in order to avoid danger to him herself Note The relevant person may attend a non residential course of rehabilitation training or a nonresidential day care centre approved by the Minister for Health and Children For further information on this contact Carer s Benefit Section of Social Welfare Services Office Government Buildings Ballinalee Road Longford Tel 043 45211 or 01 7043000 Website www welfare ie The employee may attend an educational or training course or take up voluntary or community work for up to 10 hours per week or engage in limited self employment in his her own home or engage in employment outside the home for up to 10 hours per week This must be approved by the Minister for Social Protection During the employee s absence in the above circumstances adequate care for the relevant person must be arranged The requirement to provide full time care and attention will be assessed on an individual basis by the Department of Social Protection It is not intended nor is it desirable that an employee on Carer s Leave would be expected to provide care on a 24 hour basis In this regard the above arrangements will be applied in a flexible manner by the Department of Social Protection

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