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InTouch November 2008

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


In The News
Attack on primary; John to retire

Media Report
Education cutbacks in Budget 2009

National News
John Carr announces retirement; Election of General Secretary - Schedule

Conditions of Employment

Payment of part-time teachers in primary schools and the payroll operated by the Department: Circular 88/2008; Tax treatment of maternity and adoptive leave benefits by the DES; Holiday Pay for Fixed Term (Temporary) Teachers Circular 76/2008; Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme and the 'Strands'

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Teaching Council elections 2009; INTO endorsement process; Convention details

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO meets DES on special education; ELSTA condemns cuts

Changing families in a changing society; Focus on disability at Equality Committee meeting

AGM of Early Childhood Organisation; Inservice '08/'09; Education Committee election; Grants for educational research

Attend your local Forum meeting!; Inter-Cultural Education Conference; Improving school leadership

National News
Solidarity Fund aids local development in Namibia

Head Office/Central Executive News
INTO Presidential Dinner; Band of brothers; Our best wishes to Dan and Florence; Job sharing register

National News
Teaching Council bursaries; Commercial free education; European Awards for primary schools

Cumann na mBunscol

Strategic plan manager appointed; Girls' mini games at major finals; London conference

Cumann na mBunscol
INTO/GAA Cuman na mBunscol Mini Sevens - Invitation to participate in 2009 series; Calling on counties to volunteer for 2009 series; County School Committee Secretaries

Around the Branches
Turas go Oileáin Arainn; New teachers in Limerick City; Invest in our future

Teacher education and secondments cut; Class size increased; English language support capped; Capital programme; Early retirement strands abolished ;Gaeltacht course grant axed; Special educational needs; Capitation and other grant changes; Substitution changes; Educational disadvantage; Staffing Schedule; John praises Finian and Joe; INTO meets student unions; Members meet throughout the country; Proposed cuts are short-sighted, counterproductive and costly; Meeting with education partners; CEC meets to plan campaign; CEC decides on action plan against cuts

National News
Retirement planning seminars; Sean Brosnahan Memorial Fund; ICT Professional Development; Global Schoolroom 2009

Teacher to Teacher
Teachers - not technicians; Literacy: a gift for life; Knowledge for Practice: The mathematical demands of primary teaching

An Ghaeilge neamhfhoirmiúil ar fud na scoile; Mandscape

Around the Branches
Youghal; Roscrea; Wicklow

Ann McNally - an appreciation; Tribute to Lillian Conville