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Conference Press Releases

Academic Selection is Destructive of Educational Standards
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has called for an end to the use of unregulated transfer tests by grammar schools.

INTO says NO To OFSTED Type Inspections
Thursday, 28 February 2013
INTO has major concerns over the current inspection system in the North of Ireland. The nature of inspection has moved from a self-evaluative, reflective process to a fault-finding exercise that undermines and ultimately may close schools, similar in many ways to the OFSTED inspections in England and Wales.”

Teacher Workload Agreement
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has hailed the recently concluded Teacher Workload Agreement as a break- through in the struggle to ensure teacher workload is reduced to manageable levels. 

INTO Criticises Assessment Arrangements
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Teachers at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) Conference in Derry will debate what benefit Computer Based Assessments (CBAs) will bring to the classroom.

Disadvantage Must Be Tackled
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has called on the Assembly to tackle disadvantage in a more realistic manner, if politicians are serious about raising educational standards here.

Teachers' Union Rejects Regional Pay
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Delegates to the Northern Conference of the Irish National Teachers` Organisation (INTO) have today roundly rejected any attempt to impose any type of regional performance pay on the teaching profession.

Conference Calls for Investment in Teachers
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Delegates to the Northern Conference of the Irish National Teachers` Organisation (INTO) have today called on the Minister for Education to agree with INTO a long term strategy for investing in the teaching profession.

SEN Strategy Long Over Due
Thursday, 28 February 2013
INTO is increasingly concerned that the current strategy for SEN is failing teachers, schools and more importantly pupils.  While we await the formal implementation of the recommendations of the SEN and Inclusion Reviews teachers are reporting that many of the changes have already been introduced.

INTO Welcomes Anti-Violence Guidance
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO), annual  Northern Conference, welcomed the launch of the guidance leaflet on Tackling Violence  and Abusive Behaviour Against Teachers, by the Minister for Education, Mr John O`Dowd.