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InTouch April/May 2007

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


Main Theme: INTO Congress 2007

In the News
Major progress on class size; ICT in Education; Discipline guidelines; School governance; Membership survey - generally positive; Probation procedures

Central Executive Committee - Head Office News
Incoming President; Incoming Vice-President; Incoming CEC Representative for District XI

Conditions of Employment
Appointment and Retention for the School Year 2007/8; Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Challenging Behaviour; Significant ruling on autism; Pilot Project on IEPs; ICT Grant for DEIS Schools

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Teaching Council Launches Codes of Professional Conduct; Teaching Council research policy; Review of Rules and Constitution of Boards of Management; Members protected on school boards

ESRI survey highlights 'Dignity at Work' concerns; Equality Tribunal finds for INTO member; Campaign on child benefit restrictions

Ionad tacaíochta don Ghaeilge; Early childhood education; Learning to teach - students on teaching practice in primary schools

National and International News
The Children's Medical and Research Foundation; Special Olympics encouragesa schools to SO Get Into It

Equality Conference

Equality Conference affirms dignity at work rights; A shared responsibility; Stress on the positive in keynote address; 'Moving On' training sessions; Ending isolation and inaction; Breaking the silence and invisibility; Health and safety focus

Professional Development - Summer Programme 2007

Courses information

INTO Annual Congress
Memorable Year for the INTO; Northern Minister Designate Addresses Congress; Challenges for Teachers; Moving Forward Together; Putting Primary First; Congress in the media; Resolutions adopted in Public Session; Other Congress Business; Resolutions adopted in Private Session

Northern News
Review of special education needs (SEN); Job applications - an enhancing experience; New maternity, paternity and adoptive arrangements; Schools for the future: a critique; Northern teachers face payouts; Catriona Ruane, Education Minister (Designate); INTO Team for Belfast Marathon 2007

Teacher to Teacher

A 'whole school - home school' reading initiative

Ennis; Kilkenny; Ballinamore/Breifne; Portlaoise; District VI; Dungarvan

Protecting your personal financial information

Cumann na mBunscol
National Handball Exhibition Day; NEWB Every School Day Counts Launch in Croke Park; Congress 2007

Teachers' All Ireland Soccer Tournament; Minority Ethnicities and Minority Languages in Irish Education - June Conference

Tús Maith; Investigating the seashore

Fintan McCarthy; Jo McKenna; Una Darcy