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InTouch October 2007

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


In the News
Get Involved; INTO Meets the Minister; Principals as Secretaries; New Guidelines on School Buildings; Enrolments Set for Big Rise; Census of Members - Your Help Needed; John Elected to Key ICTU Group; Consultative Conference for Principals and Deputy Principals; OECD Report Highlights Funding

National News

Schools for the future

Conditions of Employment

Developing school criteria for the school year 2007/08; Appeal board for mainstream staffing

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Beyond educational disadvantage; Guiding Principals; 33rd ILSA Conference; Your Child in the Primary School booklet

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Election of new boards of management; Sub-committee on probation

Advancing equality; Highlighting family-related leave

Play in the primary school; Transition; Early childhood conference; INTO Consultative Conference on Education 2007

INTO Participation Project
INTO Branches; On being a Branch Secretary; Branch meetings

Student Members

Meet the SU Presidents; Laptop loans from Comhar Linn

Central Executive Committee/Head Office News
Meet the CEC: Tony Lappin, District 2; Máire Ní Chuinneagáin; Claire Byrne, District 10; Brendan O'Sullivan, District 14

Media Report
Media Coverage in September

Newly Qualified Teachers
Your Probationary Year

Cumann na mBunscol
INTO/GAA Cumann na mBunscol Mini Sevens 2008; INTO/GAA Mini Sevens celebrates twenty-one years!; Key Dates for 2008 Series

Northern Ireland News
INTO resists changes to industrial tribunals; Audit Office Report critical of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects; Added years' under threat; INTO makes a difference in consultations; Recent industrial relations successes; Performance review staff development (PRSD) scheme; Threshold assessment; Revised Curriculum begins to roll out; Give us a job, say Ulster teachers; INTO Branch Officers meetings 2007-2008 school year; Award for former English schools' Chief Inspector!

Paddy O'Dwyer, NEPS, talks to InTouch

National News
Brian Hayes; Aine Lynch; Ruairi Quinn; The Children's Medical and Research Foundation; NCCA Guidelines on Special Education; Little Shop of Horrors auditions (Teachers' Musical Society); Comhar Linn car winner; Leadership development for schools; LDS Live; Principals and Deputy Principals at LDS Training College

Teacher to Teacher
The management of safety in Irish primary schools

National News
Education Programmes at National Library; FAI and FAIS launch Football in Schools Programme; Tips for Parents sponsors

Teacher to Teacher
Tackling Homophobia; Teaching and Breastfeeding

I dTreo na Drámaíochta; The Regional Curriculum Support Service; Working with Digital Images

Margaret McGovern - A tribute; Anita Craig - An appreciation