INTO responds to Joint Education Committee consultation

The INTO has provided a written submission to the Committee’s examination of the topic “Ensuring that Schools are open in a manner which is both safe and sustainable”.

In our submission, INTO calls for clear protocols and practical actions to be put in place immediately, so that schools can prepare for and react appropriately to any changes in public health advice.

The union also warns that if our primary and special schools are to fully reopen after mid-term break and operate safely next month, government must ensure that the necessary protective measures and protocols are put in place within the next ten days. The desire of teachers to keep schools open must be met and matched with a firm commitment to keep schools safe.