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  • Posts and Special Education - I.N.T.O
    Groups The Teaching Council Posts and Special Education Special education posts are allocated to a school to cater specifically for pupils with special needs These posts are generally ex quota They include the following posts granted under the General Allocation System Learning Support EAL posts granted to provide support for children with low incidence disabilities Resource Teacher home school co ordinator posts support teacher posts special class teachers e g posts sanctioned specifically for pupils with special needs Early Start posts The allocation of special education positions to post holders is outlined in Circular 07 03 Principal Teacher and Special Education Posts Following the publication of Circular 07 2012 the prohibition on teaching principals working as resource learning support teachers has be removed from September 2012 but the restriction on not being assigned any type of shared special education post still remains Deputy Principal Vice Principal As per Circular 07 03 a deputy principal vice principal shall not be assigned any type of a shared special education post However s he may temporarily relinquish his her post of responsibility allowance should s he wish to be assigned to a special education post shared between schools Furthermore in allocating non shared special education posts boards are reminded that a deputy principal vice principal may be required to act for a principal thus possibly lessening tuition time with special needs pupils Accordingly the Department of Education and Skills strongly advises a board of management to take account of this fact when assigning teachers to special education posts The appointment of a deputy principal vice principal to a special education post which consequently erodes tuition time may result in the Department insisting on the re allocation of a special education post Assistant Principal Grade A Special Duties Teacher Grade B An assistant principal

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/PostsofResponsibility/PostsandSpecialEducation/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Retention of Allowances - I.N.T.O
    Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Retention of Allowances The following is the text of Section 12 of Circular 07 03 Appointments to Posts of Responsibility Retention of Post of Responsibility Allowances on a Personal Basis and by Privileged Assistants A permanent teacher who holds a post of responsibility allowance retains the allowance on a personal basis even if the post is subsequently not warranted by reference to the schedule of posts However the post holder must continue to perform duties while s he continues to teach in the school With effect from 1 May 1999 where an acting principal acting deputy principal acting assistant principal or acting special duties teacher post is held for a period in excess of five consecutive years the acting up allowance is retained on a personal basis an acting appointment for a 5 year career break is excluded However the acting post holder will not be eligible to retain the allowance if s he voluntarily relinquishes the acting post A personal basis holder must undertake post of responsibility duties In the event that the post holder voluntarily leaves the school s he loses the allowance Prior to 1 September 2002 a Privileged Assistant teacher could retain for the remainder of his her teaching career the level of principal s allowance appropriate to his her former school as long as s he did not accept a post to which a higher allowance was attached However with effect from 1 September 2002 a Privileged Assistant will be allowed to retain the allowance for one voluntary move only which takes place on or after this date A Privileged Assistant teacher will not prevent the filling of a post of responsibility in the school to which s he voluntarily moves providing the voluntary move takes place on

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/PostsofResponsibility/RetentionofAllowances/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Appeals Procedure - I.N.T.O
    a claim in accordance with the provisions of the legislation Hearing the appeal Following completion of the stages outlined above in Section 18 of Circular 07 03 and where the chairperson of the board of management has been notified in writing by the teacher that s he wishes to proceed the board of management of the school should within 5 school days contact the patron s representative and the INTO Central Executive Committee Representative for the district in order to appoint by agreement from the appropriate Regional Panel a Board of Arbitration to hear the appeal The Board of Arbitration shall be selected from the Regional Panel and shall have 3 persons as follows a representative of management on behalf of the patron a representative of the INTO an agreed independent chairperson Once the chairperson of the Arbitration Board has been appointed the chairperson of the board of management shall furnish him her within five school days with three copies of the details of the appointment and all relevant documentation including the letter of appeal the response of the chairperson of the board of management and on a confidential basis the marking sheets records of the selection board The Board of Arbitration is empowered to call witnesses where considered necessary The Arbitration Board shall arrange a hearing without delay and shall invite the Appellant the Respondents i e the board of management or appropriate representatives and witnesses if any to attend the hearing The Arbitration Board shall conduct the hearing and shall ensure that the normal rules of due process and fair procedures apply which include that all relevant documentation excluding the marking sheets which shall be available to the Arbitration Board only on a confidential basis including letter of appeal statement of grounds response of chairperson of board of management and any additional submissions shall be copied to all the parties that the chairperson of the Arbitration Board will clarify to both parties ie the Appellant and the respondent the procedures that s he intends to adopt at the hearing that the parties shall be invited to a hearing and shall be given reasonable notice of the hearing by the Arbitration Board When notifying parties to the appeal of the date of the hearing s it should be indicated to the parties concerned that in the event of failure to appear without reasonable cause the Arbitration Board may proceed to decide the case if considered appropriate that the appellant shall be entitled to be accompanied and assisted by a person of their choice that each party shall be afforded an opportunity to present their case to the Arbitration Board that the two parties i e the Appellant and the Respondent shall have an opportunity to be present in order to hear at first hand what each party has to say together with witnesses where appropriate that each party shall be afforded an opportunity to question or respond to the other party through the chairperson of the Arbitration Board that

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/PostsofResponsibility/AppealsProcedure/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Relevant Circulars - I.N.T.O
    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 Relevant Circulars Circular 0039 2014 pdf 900 kb Revised Marking Scheme for Appointment to Deputy Principal Assistant Principal and Special Duties Teacher in Recognised Primary Schools April 2014 Circular 0004 2014 pdf 532 kb Limited alleviation of moratorium on filling posts of responsibility at Assistant Principal level for the duration of the Haddington Road Agreement January 2014 Circular 0003 2012 pdf 34 kb Budget 2012 Public Service Wide Review of Allowances and Premium Payments January 2012 Circular 0053 2011 pdf 57 kb Limited alleviation of moratorium on filling of Posts of Respon siblity August 2011 Circular 0028 2011 pdf 47 kb Revised Promotion Procedures for Appointment to Deputy Principal Assistant Principal and Special Duties Teacher in Recognised Primary Schools May 2011 Circular 0042 2010 pdf 67 kb Limited alleviation of moratorium on filling of Posts of Responsibility for 2010 11 school year July 2010 Circular 0022 2009 doc 37 kb Implementation of Moratorium on Promotions in the Public Service March 2009 Clarification of Circular 0022 2009 doc 31 kb The

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/PostsofResponsibility/RelevantCirculars/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Enrolment, Promotion and Transfer of Pupils - I.N.T.O
    he may be enrolled in a national school Rule 64 2 states that a pupil must be taken off the roll book if s he transfers to another school if s he ceases to attend the school and if s he has been absent for 15 consecutive school days Rule 65 4 states that enrolments which are made for the purpose of creating or retaining a teaching post or determining grants shall be disallowed if these enrolments are obtained by a transfer removal or attendance of a child from another school or b attendance of pupils under 6 years of age for periods of little or no educational value Rule 65 5 states that if the Minister is satisfied that Rule 65 4 which relates to the canvassing of pupils has been infringed by a teacher or any member of a board of management the board and or teacher will be deemed to be in direct contravention of the Rules for National Schools and will be dealt with as the Minister may determine Rule 88 7 states that where certain pupils are regularly but temporarily enrolled in any school the enrolment of such pupils shall not be reckoned for the purpose of the recognition of a teacher Promotion and Retention of Pupils within the Primary School Click here to download Circular 24 02 Determination of Valid Enrolment in Primary Schools The Ages for Learning Department of Education Circular 27 85 sets down guidelines for the promotion of children from infants to first class based on ages of children This Circular states The Minister for Education wishes to announce that following consideration of submissions received in response to the document The Ages for Learning certain revisions have been made to Rule 64 of the Rules for National Schools Section 7 of

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/PupilEnrolment/EnrolmentPromotionandTransferofPupils/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2015 - I.N.T.O
    This follows a lengthy consultation process on the previously published Draft heads of Bill and draft regulations The INTO Submission to this process can be found at http www into ie ROI Publications INTOSubmissions Submission Oireachtas Comm headsofbill pdf The new bill inserts a new Part X in the Education Act bringing together provisions relating to admissions policies from the Education Act 1998 2014 the Education Welfare Act 2000 and the Equal Status Act 2000 It also further specifies how admissions policies are to be prepared and published It includes provision for the issuing of directions in relation to admissions to the Board of Management and for the appointment of independent persons to comply with such directions It also provides for the designation of schools which a child is to attend at the request of the NCSE or the Child and Family Agency It also amends S23 of the Education Act The Principal and inserts the implementation of the admission policy and to be accountable to the Board for that management as a function of the principal teacher The Bill and Regulations associated yet to be published will specify on a statutory basis That admission statements will include an explicit statement on non discrimination The process by which admissions policies are approved by the Patron The content of admissions policies to include selection criteria and their operation procedure for appeal details of the school s policy on arrangements for students who do not wish to attend religious instruction and procedures for admission of students other than intake group and those seeking to enrol during the school year Prohibition on charging admission and enrolment fees Prohibited selection criteria including relationship with a category of person not yet clear prior attendance at a particular pre school payment of fees occupation financial status

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/PupilEnrolment/EducationAdmissiontoSchoolsBill2015/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Qualifications Awarded in Ireland - I.N.T.O
    admissions office spd dcu ie Website www spd dcu ie Changes to duration of programmes of initial teacher education All teacher education programmes in Ireland that lead to registration must have professional accreditation from the Teaching Council With effect from September 2012 in order to retain their professional accreditation from the Teaching Council all concurrent undergraduate programmes of initial teacher education must be of four years duration 240 ECTS credits With effect from September 2014 all consecutive postgraduate programmes of initial teacher education must be of two years duration 120 ECTS credits Newly Qualified Qualifications awarded in Ireland The Teaching Council accepts applications from newly qualified Primary and Post Primary teachers who qualified in Ireland Applications begin in the final year of the teacher education programme Applicants must first meet the registration requirements set out in the Teaching Council Registration Regulations 2009 The Council has developed a streamlined application process for final year teacher education students who wish to register with the Council It operates as follows Step 1 Teaching Council Visits Colleges and Universities A representative from The Teaching Council visits final year students in each college or university where a programme of teacher education is being provided and briefs them on the Council s registration and Garda vetting requirements On the day of the visit students are required to return completed forms as follows 1 Consent Form for the Transfer of Student Details and Qualification Results from College University to The Teaching Council The consent form authorises the college or university to transfer student contact details and exam results to The Teaching Council This form should be completed and returned to the Registrar s Office or Education Department in the college or university Where final year students do not complete this consent form their details will not be transferred to The Teaching Council and the registration process will not commence 2 Garda Vetting Application Form For both registration and employment purposes all newly qualified teachers must be vetted by An Garda Síochána via The Teaching Council The Teaching Council cannot process an application for registration until the applicant has completed the vetting process It is important to note that the vetting process can take up to 10 weeks to complete 3 Character Reference Form Under the Teaching Council Act 2001 one of the requirements for admission to the register is satisfactory evidence of character It is advised that the Character Reference Form is a completed prior to the sitting of final exams and b retained and submitted along with the application for registration which is issued to newly qualified teacher in July All final year students are strongly advised to attend these information sessions and complete the forms listed above in order to ensure the registration process is completed prior to the commencement of the school year Step 2 Students Apply for Registration The Teaching Council sends a personalised application form to newly qualified teachers whose details were transferred by the college or university This form must be

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/RecognitionofQualifications/QualificationsAwardedinIreland/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Teachers Qualified Outside of Ireland - I.N.T.O
    satisfy all other conditions set by the Teaching Council before addressing any probationary conditions required by the Council Applications for registration with the Teaching Council should include evidence of satisfactory completion of probation induction processes undertaken in another jurisdiction where this has occurred It is a matter for the Teaching Council to determine if the evidence provided is sufficient to warrant exemption from the probationary requirements in Ireland Revised procedures for the registration of teachers under Council Directive 2005 36 EC EEA Countries in Ireland From 1 January 2011 persons commencing a programme of initial teacher education outside Ireland and who wish to register with the Teaching Council under the mobility rights for workers of Council Directive 2005 36 EC EEA Countries must have full registration from the country in which they completed the programme of initial teacher education Full registration may include a period of induction and or probation in that country In effect if probation induction is a requirement for the purpose of gaining full registration in that State a teacher will not gain mobility rights under the terms of the Directive until the requirement is met Generally such a teacher will be deemed exempt from the probationary period in Ireland From September 2010 the Teaching Council is the body that processes applications for exemptions from probation In addition the following conditions also apply Applicants must meet the registration requirements set out in the Teaching Council Registration Regulations 2009 As part of the registration process the Teaching Council considers evidence of character Each applicant for registration must Have a Character Reference form certified by an appropriately qualified person Undergo a process of Garda vetting This may take up to 10 weeks so applicants are advised to apply for registration at least 12 weeks in advance of their planned

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/RecognitionofQualifications/TeachersQualifiedOutsideofIreland/ (2015-10-30)
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