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  • Reports & Resources - I.N.T.O
    Inclusion Educational Disadvantage Language Support Language Support Posts Reports Resources Archive Intercultural Education Special Education Staffing Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Reports Resources Supporting Children s Mother Tongue in our Schools pdf 1 684 kb Author Julie O Connell InTouch Issue December 2012 Speaking and Listening the EAL context pdf 148 kb Authors PPDS InTouch Issue November 2009 NCCA EAL Guidelines for Teachers pdf 509 kb English as an Additional Language in Irish Primary Schools Guidelines for Teachers June 2006 Circulars Circular 0009 2015 pdf 452 kb Payment of Travel Expenses to GAM EAL Learning Language Support and Resource Teachers in Recognised Primary Schools February 2015 Circular 0007 2014 pdf 503 kb Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2014 15 school year January 2014 Circular 0013 2013 pdf 257 kb Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2013 14 school year February 2013 Circular 0007 2012 pdf 245 kb Staffing Arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2012 13 School Year February 2012 Circular 0015 2009 doc 91 kb Meeting the needs of pupils learning English as an Additional Language EAL March 2009 Circular 0053 2007 doc 55 kb Meeting the needs of pupils for whom English is a second language May 2007 Assessment Information IILT Publications for Language Support Teachers including Primary Schools Assessment Kit and Resources PDST resources for EAL Language Support Websites Bingtranslator Instant translations between English and other languages English Language Support Teachers Association Immigrant Council of Ireland Information about the Immigrant Council of Ireland Independent Law Centre ICI InterTran online translations Translate between 1 600 language pair Reception and Integration Agency Part of the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform English Language Support Programme This website has been developed by the English Language Support Programme

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  • Archive - I.N.T.O
    have their application processed until the Autumn when a clearer picture emerges of overall staffing levels and teacher numbers Applications for part time EAL posts will also be dealt with in the Autumn Decisions on this issue are framed in the context of the Employment Control Framework under the EU IMF bail out deal for Ireland As of the end of October 2011 no part time EAL posts were sanctioned and all schools will have been informed of this decision by the Department With regards to the late applications for full time posts schools have now be informed of their allocation For schools with fewer than 14 EAL pupils a grant system applies The grant system as outlined below has continued until this year Applications for grants will be considered in the Autumn Current Support mechanisms for EAL children in Ireland The introduction of introduced positive change in the provision of support for children for whom English is a second language However this circular has for all intents and purposes has been revoked and replaced with which reduces support provision This circular maintains the underpinning principles of the role of the previous circular indicating that language support teachers are appointed to assist schools in providing additional language support teaching for pupils In collaboration with parents and class teachers language support teachers identify pupils requiring additional support administer the assessment materials developed by Integrate Ireland Language and Training devise appropriate language programmes deliver the programmes and record and monitor pupils progress It is important that expertise is shared and good practice is communicated and disseminated in order to optimise the opportunities pupils have for developing their proficiency in English The circular also governs the allocation of support according to the number of pupils According to section 6 of the Circular Language Support Teachers are allocated according to the following ratios Schools with fewer than 14 pupils requiring EAL support Grant aid is allocated at primary level to facilitate the Board of Management in funding the provision of part time EAL support whilst at post primary level EAL support is allocated on the basis of part time teaching hours Full time EAL support posts The table below sets out the full time resources that can be accessed to provide EAL support for pupils in the first two years No of pupils requiring EAL Support No of teachers 14 30 1 31 90 2 Alleviation measures for schools with substantial number of pupils requiring EAL support This will involve up to 2 additional EAL support posts being allocated on the following basis No of pupils requiring EAL Support No of teachers 91 120 3 121 and over 4 Pupils for the 3rd and subsequent EAL support posts to be counted on the following basis one for one basis where pupil has less than 1 year of EAL support two for one basis if a pupil has between 1 and 2 years EAL support i e a weighting system will be applied so that

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  • Intercultural Education - I.N.T.O
    Responsibility Pupil Enrolment Recognition of Qualifications Salary School Accommodation School Funding School Insurance School Leadership School Transport and Ancillary Staff School Year Social Inclusion Educational Disadvantage Language Support Intercultural Education Special Education Staffing Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Intercultural Education NCCA Intercultural Guidelines for Schools pdf 2 890 kb Intercultural Education in the Primary School Guidelines for Schools About INTO Aims

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  • Information for Journalists - I.N.T.O
    Current Membership 33 797 in the Republic of Ireland 6 862 in Northern Ireland President 2015 2016 Emma Dineen Vice President 2015 2016 Rosena Jordan General Secretary Sheila Nunan Deputy General Secretary Noel Ward Media Queries Peter Mullan Media Officer Irish National Teachers Organisation 35 Parnell Square Dublin 1 Telephone 353 1 8047764 Email pmullan into ie Fax 353 1 8722544 Mobile 353 86 2643 558 Maxine Cros Irish National Teachers Organisation 35 Parnell Square Dublin 1 Telephone 353 1 8047777 Email mcros into ie Fax 353 1 8722544 Kate Morgan Irish National Teachers Organisation 35 Parnell Square Dublin 1 Telephone 353 1 8047773 Email kmorgan into ie Fax 353 1 8722544 Average Class Size in European Union pdf 119 kb Class Size and Pupil Teacher Ratio pdf 182 kb Class Size in Primary Schools the research pdf 149 kb Comments on Class Size pdf 244 kb Summary County school pupil teachers av class size pdf 175 kb Summary Percentage Class Sizes by County pdf 115 kb Why Do Smaller Classes Make a Difference pdf 81 kb Primary Schools by Patron Body pdf 35 kb Short Biography INTO Leadership pdf 25 kb Time Spent on Each Subject pdf 55 kb

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  • Career Break FAQs - I.N.T.O
    a career break Career Break How and when will I know if my application for a career break has been approved The employer shall issue a written notice of approval or refusal to the teacher by 1 st April at the latest and submit notice of the career break absence to the Department via the On Line Claims System VEC on or before 1 st May The employer must also list the names of all teachers availing of a career break on the annual change of staff form Career Break Will the taking of a career break affect my seniority in the school No absence on a career break does not affect a teacher s seniority Career Break Will the taking of a career break affect my length of service for the purpose of applying for a post of responsibility Yes a career break taken on or after 1 September 1999 is not reckonable as length of service for the purpose of eligibility for posts of responsibility However a career break taken before this date is reckonable Career Break What is the situation regarding sick leave record while on career break Paid sick leave allowable in any period of 4 consecutive working years will be counted as if the career break did not intervene Career Break Are there any conditions attaching to my resumption of teaching at the end of my career break A teacher must notify the employer by the 1 st March of his her intention to return to teaching from a career break at the beginning of the next school year Failure to do so may result in the return being deferred for a further school year e g in the event that the late notification resulted in contractual difficulties for the employer It is the responsibility of the teacher returning from a career break to ensure that s he is registered with the Teaching Council on the intended date of resumption A teacher returning from a career break in excess of two school years shall be screened by the Occupational Health Service OHS It is a pre requisite for the restoration of salary that the teacher is deemed medically fit for teaching duties by the OHS before s he is permitted to resume his her teaching post A teacher returning from career break must comply with the vetting regulations in operation at the time of return The terms and conditions of teachers in general including the terms of any redeployment scheme existing at time of return shall apply to a teacher resuming duty after a career break Career Break Can I take up another teaching position while on career break A teacher on a career break is precluded from taking up an appointment in any capacity in any school within the State Schools must give priority to qualified teachers when making appointments for periods of substitution In exceptional circumstances a teacher on a career break may be employed on the following basis in primary for a

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  • Croke Park Talks FAQs - I.N.T.O
    in the talks The public service unions have raised the following Management proposals that will make genuine and necessary savings Measures that are fair particularly for those on low and middle incomes An outcome that can be put to a ballot of union members An adjustment to pension levy by exempting more earnings Measures to ensure the elimination of the two tier workforce The consolidation of relevant allowances Outsourcing policy and practice Agency workers Redeployment policy and practice Casualisation The moratorium on filling promotion posts Jobs initiatives Waste and duplication elimination measures Reduction in consultancy expenditure Incentivised career break and hours reductions The treatment of State agencies Outstanding third party recommendations including Benchmarking Other industrial relations issues to be added in the course of the negotiations Croke Park Talks What specifically are they looking for from primary teachers and the education sector Specific issues in relation to each sector have not at the time of going to print been raised The issues relevant to our members on the broader agenda for the talks include Supervision Increments Work duties Redeployment Pay rates and allowances Pension provisions At a sectoral engagement meeting however it was outlined by management that each sector would be asked to contribute to the 1billion saving on a proportionate basis This means that education as one of the largest payroll budgets would be asked in overall terms to contribute and make cuts of at least 350 million in the pay and pensions bill over the next three years Croke Park Talks What about the cuts that took place under the current Croke Park Agreement The terms of the current Croke Park Agreement were designed to protect pay rates and ensure no compulsary redundancies across the Public Service Independent reports have verified that targeted savings of 3 3 billion in the State payroll and pension costs are being achieved However during the course of the Croke Park Agreement both the previous Government and the current Government have introduced austerity budgets These have resulted in cutbacks in both staffing and funding of education All these issues as well as the unilaterial cuts to entry grade salaries for new teachers over the past couple of years are outside the specific terms of the Croke Park Agreement They have however significantly impacted on our members and the school communities they serve Croke Park Talks How long will talks last The timetable laid out at the initial engagement indicated that talks should finish by the end of February at the latest At the time of publishing this the sectoral engagements including the education area have begun However it is not possible at this stage to indicate a definitive timescale for the talks Croke Park Talks Have the cuts to recent graduates been raised in the talks At the very first engagement with public service employers the INTO raised the issue of the unilateral pay cuts imposed on recent teaching graduates over the last two years This issue including salaries for future graduates will

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  • Inspection - I.N.T.O
    agreed at school level The progress record is an important school record the custody of which is one of the duties of the principal teacher It should be available in the school at all times during the school year to which it relates and for at least one complete school year after the end of that year Learning support and resource teachers are required to plan appropriate learning programmes in respect of pupils in receipt of supplementary of resource teaching and to maintain group or individual pupil progress records as appropriate Therefore long term planning by probated teachers may be undertaken on a termly or yearly basis and short term planning may be undertaken on a weekly or fortnightly basis Schools and teachers have a number of arrangements in place to record monthly progress in the delivery of the curriculum and the format of the cuntas míosúil may vary even within the same school It is desirable that every school should agree a common format for the cuntas míosúil in the context of school planning 1 Class teachers can record progress by writing a narrative account of the portion of the syllabus covered in different areas of the curriculum for each month This is the most commonly used approach at the moment 2 Another possibility for recording progress is by means of common templates agreed at school level These templates may contain prompts or headings for subject areas and are completed by class teachers on a monthly basis and retained by the principal teacher 3 Technology can be used to quickly generate a progress record from shortterm plans This can be done in a variety of ways For example portions of the plan can be copied and pasted to generate a narrative record of completed work Another approach is to

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  • Leave of Absence - I.N.T.O
    Circular 21 2012 the maximum age of the child in respect of whom teachers may take parental leave is increased from eight to thirteen years In the case of an adopted child where the child is eleven years or more but less than thirteen the parental leave must be taken within two years of the adoption order In the case of a child with a disability the age limit of

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