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  • INTO Year Planner - I.N.T.O
    School Leadership School Transport and Ancillary Staff School Year Exceptional Closings Closing for Elections Closing in the Interests of Public Health School Tours Length of School Day Standardisation of School Year INTO Year Planner Social Inclusion Special Education Staffing Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council INTO Year Planner INTO year planner pdf 517 kb INTO school year planner 2015 16 The planner

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  • DEIS - I.N.T.O
    Teaching Council DEIS April 2015 ESRI publishes report Learning from the Evaluation of DEIS a copy can be accessed here Review of DEIS The Minister of Education and Skills Jan O Sullivan announced in her speech at INTO Congress last week that a review of DEIS will take place over the next school year A copy of her speech can be accessed here February 2012 Full details regarding the changes to supports under the DEIS scheme and Legacy posts can be found on the Social Inclusion page of the DES website Following Budget 2012 a report was prepared for the Minister for Education and Skills entitled Report to the Minister for Education and Skills on The Impact in Terms of Posts of Budget Measures in relation to The Withdrawal from DEIS Band 1 and Band 2 Urban Primary Schools of Posts from Disadvantage Schemes pre dating DEIS The report is available on the link above Please refer to Appendix C DEIS Band 1 and Appendix D DEIS Band 2 for the provisional staffing arrangements for individual schools The Social Inclusion Unit DES will be contacting all DEIS schools affected by the changes January 2012 In January 2012 two reports were published evaluating DEIS 1 An Evaluation of Planning Processes in DEIS Primary Schools Inspectorate Evaluation Studies 2 A Report on the First Phase of the Evaluation of DEIS Educational Research Centre 3 A Report on the First Phase of the Evaluation of DEIS Summary Report ERC Background In May 2005 the DES produced a report DEIS Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools an action plan for educational inclusion a copy of this report is available on the DES website This programme was first implemented in the 2005 2006 school year Details of the programmes and schemes available for social inclusion

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  • Reports & Resources - I.N.T.O
    School Leadership School Transport and Ancillary Staff School Year Social Inclusion Educational Disadvantage DEIS Reports Resources Archive Language Support Intercultural Education Special Education Staffing Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Reports Resources A More Integrated and Effective Delivery of School Based Educational Inclusion Measures doc 1 754 kb Educational Disadvantage Committee Submission December 2003 Tackle Disadvantage Now pdf 48 kb INTO Policy Document 2004 Traveller Education pdf 87 kb INTO Policies and Proposals Updated 2004 Report on Value for Money in Education pdf 499 kb Educational Disadvantage Initiatives in the Primary Sector June 2006 Report and Recommendations for a Traveller Education Strategy pdf 538 kb Published November 2006 DEIS Evaluation Reports 2012 In January 2012 two reports were published in relation to the evaluation of DEIS The first was prepared by the DES Inspectorate and the second by the Educational Research Centre ERC both full reports and a summary of the report prepared by the ERC can be accessed below 1 An Evaluation of Planning Processes in DEIS Primary Schools Inspectorate Evaluation Studies 2 A Report on the First Phase of the Evaluation of DEIS Educational Research Centre 3 A Report on

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  • Archive - I.N.T.O
    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 every

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  • Appointment Procedures for Permanent Posts - I.N.T.O
    Circulars on Teacher Recruitment Job Share Teachers Part Time Teachers Redeployment Panels Seniority Special Education Posts Staffing for 2015 2016 Staffing Schedules Teacher Contracts Teachers Taking Up Their First Appointment Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Appointment Procedures for Permanent Posts The appointment of teachers and principals must be conducted in line with appendix D of the Constitution of Boards and Rules of Procedure 2011 Constitution of Boards and Rules of Procedure pdf 101 kb Appendix D Appointment Procedures for Teachers and Principals 2011 This appendix outlines the procedures which must be followed by Boards of Management to appoint a teacher temporary fixed term over 24 weeks or permanent or principal They are designed to provide fair and impartial procedures for candidates It is important to note that there is no appeal mechanism for this procedure but any member who has a query or concern in relation to an appointment process should contact INTO Head Office Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act 2001 commenced on 28 January 2014 Section 30 makes it a requirement for teachers to be registered with the Teaching Council in order to be eligible to be paid salary by the State Circular 0025 2013 on Section 30 explains the requirement for teachers in recognised schools to be registered with the Teaching Council Circular 0031 2011 deals with teacher recruitment registration and qualifications It is important to note that all persons being appointed to teaching positions of any duration must be vetted prior to commencing employment unless they have already been vetted during the same or previous calendar year This requirement to be vetted now includes teachers who are changing employment to other schools This information is outlined in Circular 0063 2010 Requirements for Garda Vetting Below are

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  • Appointment of Fixed Term Teachers - I.N.T.O
    registration within the period prescribed by the Teaching Council and this condition must be inserted in the employment contract In the event that conditional registration lapses then from that date the contract will be deemed terminated and this condition must also be inserted in the employment contract An employer may employ a person who is appropriately qualified and has applied to the Teaching Council for registration Remuneration for such persons will be at the unqualified rate of pay pending the decision of the Council This provision must be inserted in the employment contract The contact must also include a condition that it will terminate in the event that the registration process does not conclude by the following 31 August and the employer must repeat the recruitment process If the person becomes registered before that date incremental salary will be payable from the date of registration Where an employer can satisfactorily demonstrate that every reasonable effort has been made to recruit an appropriately qualified registered teacher a teacher registered under any regulation of the Teaching Council Registration Regulations 2009 may be appointed pending the recruitment of an appropriately qualified registered teacher The contract of employment must include a condition that the contract will terminate on the recruitment of an appropriately qualified registered teacher or the following 31 August whichever happens first Remuneration will be at the unqualified rate of pay The position remains that special schools must recruit teachers registered under Regulation 2 or 3 of the Teaching Council Registration Regulations 2009 except in the case of special schools that cater for pupils of post primary age where it is sanctioned by this Department as being appropriate to appoint teachers with other qualifications The appointment of temporary teachers shall be a matter for the board of management subject to the approval

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  • Appointment of Substitute Teachers - I.N.T.O
    be inserted in the employment contract When registration for the sector and recognition of qualifications for the purpose of the post is achieved then incremental salary will be allowed from the date of registration Otherwise the employer shall repeat the recruitment process within the school year Vetting All persons being appointed to teaching positions must be vetted prior to commencing employment unless they have already been vetted during the same or previous calendar year The requirement for vetting applies in respect of all types of appointment of any duration including full time part time and substitute positions Further information is available in DES Circular 63 2010 Employment of Substitutes for Teacher Absences The arrangements for teacher absences are set out in three sections in DES Circular 0032 2007 Section 1 relates to absences which allow for the employment of a substitute teacher to cover teacher absences such as Sick leave Family leave Personal leave and School Business Related Absence Casual Non Casual Substitute 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 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 Substitute Cover arrangements for sick leave Click here to download Circular Letter 0048 2010 Rates of Pay Casual As has been agreed between the parties to the Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme for Teachers a qualified substitute teacher will be paid at a fixed daily rate of 164 26 new appointee which is inclusive of 22 holiday pay until s he has worked for a period in excess of 40 days in a school during the academic year In the event that such a qualified substitute teacher works for more than 40 days in the academic year each additional day worked over and above 40 days will be paid at a personal daily rate The personal daily rate is determined by the incremental point of the common basic scale and appropriate qualification allowance Other allowances such as long service allowance gaeltacht allowance and teaching

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  • Circulars on Teacher Recruitment - I.N.T.O
    Forms for Teaching Posts Appointment Procedures for Permanent Posts Appointment of Fixed Term Teachers Appointment of Substitute Teachers Circulars on Teacher Recruitment Job Share Teachers Part Time Teachers Redeployment Panels Seniority Special Education Posts Staffing for 2015 2016 Staffing Schedules Teacher Contracts Teachers Taking Up Their First Appointment Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Circulars on Teacher Recruitment The DES issued two circulars dealing with 1 the appointment of teaching staff and 2 the recognition of teachers qualifications The circular on teacher recruitment sets down two key criteria governing all new teacher appointments from 1 September 2010 These can be summarised as follows 1 All teachers proposed for appointment from 1 September 2010 must be qualified and registered with the Teaching Council Unregistered teachers and unqualified personnel will be paid at the untrained rate 2 Teachers appointed at primary level from 1 September 2010 must have qualifications appropriate to the primary sector The implications of these two requirements are as follows New teachers entering service teachers changing schools and teachers becoming principals in a school other than their current one must be registered with the Teaching Council Teachers who are appointed in advance of being registered by the Teaching Council will only be paid at the qualified rate from the date of registration The existing position which allows special schools catering for a cohort of postprimary age pupils to recruit post primary qualified teachers remains However post primary qualified teachers are not considered appropriately qualified for the Mainstream primary sector and Circular 24 00 is being rescinded The other circular is in relation to teachers qualified abroad The key purpose of this circular is to formally announce that issues relating to the recognition of teaching qualifications obtained abroad are the responsibility of

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