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InTouch March 2008

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


In The News
Updates: Class Size, Performance Management, Teacher Unity, General Allocation Review; New Programme for Aspiring Leaders; School Accommodation; Principals and Special Education Posts; Review of SENO Decisions; Booklet for Migrant Parents and Guardians; Little Shop of Horrors

INTO Annual Congress
Annual Congress in Kilkenny; INTO Membership Census 2007; The Children's Medical and Research Foundation INTO Fund - 2008 Appeal

Conditions of Employment

Teachers' Salary Scales and Allowances - Increase applied on 1 March 2008

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Dáil Debates Autism; Task Force on Autism

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
The role of the designated liaison person; Towards a new model of probation; Update on registration with Teaching Council

Civil Service leads in disability employment; Gender pay gap persists; New equality rulings on enrolment, adoption

INTO Bursary Awards 2008; More money for research; New Education International Website

Media Report
Teacher union defends policy on autism; Amnesty joins forces with schools to teach human rights; Schools 'used as poster boys' for the Education Minister; Older schools being pushed down the queue for funding; Schools face substitute teacher crisis

Head Office/ Central Executive Committee News

Youth Conference; INTO Election Results; Meet Head Office - The General Treasurer; John joins Head Office team; Retired Teachers' Handbook launched

Cumann na mBunscol
Successful AGM in Limerick

National News
INTO Solidarity Fund - making a difference; 30 years of changing lives; World Book Day competition; Comhar Linn bursary winners; School Planning Team 2008

InTouch talks to Aine Lawlor, Director of the Teaching Council

Teaching Council - an alternative view

InTouch meets Ruairí Quinn - Labour Spokesperson on Education and Science; Angela Dunne, INTO President

Teacher to Teacher
Planning in the multi-grade context; Teacher education; Working Together for change

National News
Active School Awards; Meet the Spuds launched; The Ark

Developing a school technology plan; Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS); Scoilnet Top 10 Sites

Around the Branches

A tribute to Mary Curley; Noirín Lynch - an appreciation

National News
25th Teachers' All Ireland Soccer Tournament