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  • Facilities - Your Rights - I.N.T.O
    Facilities Your Rights Role and Responsibilities Recruitment Training for School Representatives Health Safety Representatives SEN Teachers Teacher Health and Wellbeing Facilities Your Rights SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE FACILITIES As an elected representative of the union you have certain rights that have been agreed at Northern Ireland level If you encounter any problems in connection with these you should contact your Northern Committee representative or Northern Office Please download the full Facilities Agreement

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/SchoolRepresentativesCentre/Facilities-YourRights/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Role and Responsibilities - I.N.T.O
    be followed The school representative should chair the meeting The discussion should be kept relevant and to the point Every aspect should be considered Careful planning prior to the meeting will help to ensure that this is the case All the members should be invited and encouraged to express their points of view Before a decision is made the school representative should try to ensure that everyone understands precisely what the implications of the decision would be When a decision is made it should be recorded on an agreed form and read back to the members Minutes of such meetings are not absolutely necessary Decisions should always be recorded Meetings should be brief Advice should be sought where necessary from the Northern Committee representative or Northern Office 3 HANDLING MEMBERS PROBLEMS INTRODUCTION In most cases members will bring problems to the school representative It is also necessary to look out for issues which members do not raise because they may not be aware of their rights or the appropriate agreements or regulations KEY ISSUES Whenever a representative is faced with a problem a number of questions must be asked and decisions made Here are some of the main points which must be considered What are the facts Is it a grievance against management Is it an individual case or a broader problem Can it be settled locally What agreements cover this problem Are there any INTO policies on it Do any legal rights apply Should advice be sought elsewhere How should the members be involved What is the INTO s aim in cases like this How should the issue be taken up If necessary what pressure can be used ADVISING MEMBERS Members bring different sorts of problems to the school representative For example inadequate heating is the direct responsibility of management and should be taken up with the principal Always plan carefully when dealing with members problems Some problems may be resolved through advice The representative should try to be helpful even if the problem is not directly concerned with work and should find out where to send members for more advice Complaints about other members should not normally be taken up with management except in respect of a member s responsibility for aspects of the running of the school In the latter instance management may be the appropriate authority to arbitrate on a dispute GRIEVANCE AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures for teachers in schools with non delegated budgets are contained in the INTO Handbook The Board of Governors of a school with a fully delegated budget shall establish Disciplinary Rules and Grievance Procedures and shall take steps to bring these to the attention of staff Model procedures have been agreed with the TNC and these model schemes have been circulated to schools The Grievance Procedure provides machinery for the resolution of grievances for teachers in schools COMPLAINTS There are two factors to consider in relation to a complaint viz The immediate problem Underlying causes The school representative

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/SchoolRepresentativesCentre/RoleandResponsibilities/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Recruitment - I.N.T.O
    stronger we are in serving teachers and representing the views of the profession Our position of strength is contingent on the recruitment of new members into the organisation School Representatives are KEY to recruitment To assist you in this task the INTO have produced the following guide INTO for School Representatives Guide to Recruitment pdf 716 kb Recruitment Promotion September 2015 For the month of September 2015 ONLY invite a colleague to join INTO and be entered into a draw to win a cash prize of 200 1st prize 100 2nd prize or 50 3rd prize For full details of this promotion please check out our RECRUITMENT PROMOTION information INTO RECRUITMENT PACKS Every August we issue you with an INTO Recruitment Pack containing application forms and recruitment materials If required additional materials will be available for downloading below PLEASE APPROACH ALL new members of staff and invite them to join INTO DON T FORGET all NQTs get their first year of membership for FREE and Substitute Teachers ONLY pay for the days they work CHECK OUT the new Student and NQT Sections on our website and use them as a recruitment tool WHICH APPLICATION FORM DO I USE General Application

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/SchoolRepresentativesCentre/Recruitment/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Training for School Representatives - I.N.T.O
    school representatives need to be equipped to carry out their duties and responsibilities INTO s training courses ensure that school representatives receive information concerning developments in such areas as Terms and conditions of employment Industrial relations legislation Health and safety at work INTO policy As the INTO representative in your school college you are the members first point of contact with their union The INTO Training Course aims to Build your confidence in your relationship with school college management and INTO members Increase your awareness of the INTO and its resources and how these can assist you in your role Equip you with strategies to Represent the INTO in your school college Represent INTO members both within your school college and within your local branch Extend your knowledge of the INTO and teachers conditions of service and Manage the role of school representative alongside the demands of your professional role Upcoming School Reps H S Reps Aspiring Leaders Training Details of the first of our new series of training courses for INTO members have now been issued to schools Full details can be found below Applications are invited using the pro forma below Paid release is available to accredited School Representatives under the Facilities Agreement and the provisions of the Labour Relations Code of Practice for Trade Union Training Substitute cover however has to be provided by your school Lunch and refreshments are provided Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and early application is advised All the courses are being held in INTO Northern Office 24 College Gardens Belfast Please complete and return the attached pro forma by post or fax to 9066 2803 as soon as possible and not later than the date outlined Northern Office will notify you of your successful application INTO Training

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/SchoolRepresentativesCentre/TrainingforSchoolRepresentatives/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Latest News - I.N.T.O
    to explore the challenges and interventions for teachers dealing with pupils with challenging behaviours As at all INTO events teachers will have the opportunity to discuss issues with experienced teachers from a wide range of sectors and settings The Seminar will take place on Saturday 22 November 2014 in INTO Northern Office Vere Foster House 24 College Gardens Belfast BT9 6BS from 10 00am 1 00pm Topics to be discussed include Causes triggers of challenging behaviour and positive solutions Support networks and risk assessments The seminar is open to all INTO members It will be of interest to teachers from Nursery through to Post Primary Numbers will be limited so please register early to secure a place The Seminar will be held in INTO s newly refurbished offices in Belfast It is a morning seminar and members may wish to take the opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping in the afternoon Contact Northern Office by Tel 9038 1455 by Fax 9066 2803 or by Email infoni into ie to secure your place INTO UTU SEN Report March 2014 INTO and UTU have produced a joint report into current issues and areas of concern within the area of SEN in 2014 INTO and UTU are currently seeking a meeting to present this report to the DE The full report can be downloaded below INTO UTU SEN Report March 2014 pdf 2 496 kb A Failed Generation A joint report by INTO and UTU into current issues and concerns in the area of SEN INTO UTU SEN Survey January 2014 This year we want to press the ELBs and DE about the provision for SEN In order to do so we need as much data as we can to help us Please complete this joint INTO UTU online survey about provision

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/SENTeachers/LatestNews/ (2015-10-30)
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  • SEN Mailing List - I.N.T.O
    of Absence Northern Ireland LGBT Teachers Newly Qualified Teachers NQTs Pension and Retirement Redundancy Salaries and Pay Scales School Representatives Centre SEN Teachers Latest News SEN Mailing List SEN Communications SEN Documentation Useful Information Teacher Health and Wellbeing SEN Mailing List SEN Mailing List The supportni mailing list is a powerful way to communicate with your fellow teachers with an interest in the area of SEN in the north It provides a platform to share concerns ideas information and discussions and to offer support to one another as issues arise throughout the school year It can be used to reduce workload by finding out how other teachers are meeting challenges Our members have experience and expertise in special nursery primary and post primary They have knowledge of strategies to assist pupils with barriers to learning and advice on reducing the paperwork related to SEN This facility is for INTO members only If you would like to join this group please email infoni into ie with your name school and or membership number with a request to join the SEN Mailing List About INTO Aims and Objectives National Structure NI Structure Northern Office Join INTO Contact INTO Information For School Representatives

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/SENTeachers/SENMailingList/ (2015-10-30)
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  • SEN Documentation - I.N.T.O
    Service Terms of Employment Leadership Group Leave of Absence Northern Ireland LGBT Teachers Newly Qualified Teachers NQTs Pension and Retirement Redundancy Salaries and Pay Scales School Representatives Centre SEN Teachers Latest News SEN Mailing List SEN Communications SEN Documentation Useful Information Teacher Health and Wellbeing SEN Documentation SEN Documentation This section contains links to relevant SEN Documentation BELB Early Years Learning Support Handbook DENI Extended Early Years SEN Supplement DENI Code of Practice on Identification and Assessment of SEN DENI Review of SEN and Inclusion DENI Resource File For Schools to Support Children With SEN DENI Guidance for Schools Recording Children With SEN IME Early Years Handbook SEN English Version IME Early Years Handbook SEN Irish Version INTO Advice Administration of Medicine Guide to Best Practice INTO Advice Administration of Medicine NEPS Effective Interventions For Struggling Readers SENDO SEN and Disability NI Order 2005 DENI ASPIRE Document pdf 1 822 kb DENI To Build Capacity Using The Resource File SEN and Disability Tribunal pdf 337 kb SENDIST SEN Appeals A Brief Guide For Teachers About INTO Aims and Objectives National Structure NI Structure Northern Office Join INTO Contact INTO Information For School Representatives School Leaders Newly Qualified Teachers Students SEN

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/SENTeachers/SENDocumentation/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Managing Teacher Stress - I.N.T.O
    LGBT Teachers Newly Qualified Teachers NQTs Pension and Retirement Redundancy Salaries and Pay Scales School Representatives Centre SEN Teachers Teacher Health and Wellbeing Carecall Counselling Services Managing Teacher Stress Tackling Violence and Abusive Behaviour Towards Teachers Teacher Protection THAW Teachers Health Wellbeing Strategy Voice Care Managing Teacher Stress Leaflet 26 Managing Teacher Stress INTO Guidance pdf 41 kb About INTO Aims and Objectives National Structure NI Structure Northern Office Join

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/NI/Teachers/TeacherHealthandWellbeing/ManagingTeacherStress/ (2015-10-30)
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