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InTouch September 2005

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Check the index below for a list of articles published in this issue.


News in Brief
Catherine Byrne to leave the INTO next year

National News
Introduction of the General Allocation System (GAS); New Disadvantaged Initiative; Class Size Symposium; INTO at ICTU; Childcare

Conditions of Employment
Supervision in a Two-Teacher School; Acting Appointments During Appeal; Job-Sharing and Membership of the INTO

Legal & Industrial Relations
Inspection Issues; Notice to Schools of Whole School Evaluation; Changes to Rule 126; INTO
Agrees Review of Procedure for Complaints Against Inspectors; Teacher Award in Pregnancy Case; Principal Teacher Wins Historic Supreme Court FOI Ruling

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Leadership Development for Schools; PDC Meets; NCSE Update; INTO Website Updated; Your Child in the Primary School - Tips for Parents

Equality Tribunal Annual Report; Do Cheardchumann - Do Chearta

INTO Grants for Educational Research; INTO Consultative Conference on Education 2005; EECERA Conference; Challenges for Learning; Food Dude Programme; Oideachas sa Ghaeltacht

Media Report
Department Publishes Latest Education Statistics: Minister Launches 'Men as Teachers and Educators (MATE)'; INTO General Secretary Demands Changes to the Education System to Ensure Fairness and Equality

Irish/Canadian Teacher Exchange Programme; Bye-Election for Education Committee District XII, TMS Does it Again!; Finian's a Star; Global Campaign for Education

Newly Qualified Teachers
Probation of Newly Qualified Teachers

Mathematics: The Cinderella Subject of Learning Support

National News
Important Circular: Spouses' and Children's Pension Scheme

Teacher to Teacher
The Teaching of Games and the School Plan

Legal & Industrial Relations
New Provisions for Fixed Term Workers

Mary O'Neill; Catherine (Kitty) Fallon-Spain

National News
Taighde Na Scoileanna Gaeltachta