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InTouch April 2009

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


In The News
Adaptation period for Irish qualification; Vetting for all teachers proposed; New NQT website; Summer courses for NQT mentors; Pension levy hits salaries; Payment for part time teachers; New deputy chief inspector; EI urgent action appeal

National News
Annual Congress in Letterkenny; Accounts Committee; Standing Orders Committee; It is not all work and no play

Conditions of Employment
Employment of temporary teachers; Teachers with restricted recognition; Filling of permanent vacancies for the 2009/2010 school year

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Developing a Code of Behaviour: Guidelines for Schools; Unchecked allegations

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Review of SNA allocation to schools; New EAL Circular; Your Child in the Primary School - Tips for Parents

Gender equality and recession; Disability survey - work in progress

European Year of Creativity and Innovation; Scholarships for further study; Compass project ends; European Centre for Modern Languages

Central Executive/Head Office News
Accessing INTO online services; Teaching Council elections; Mairead stands down; email service

Holy Rosary teachers complete charity cycle in Andalucia; 5303km charity cycle to India - Summer 2009; The Big Read; School Works! in action; Launch of INDIE

National News
INTO meets IPPN on current issues; Forbairt; Seán Brosnahan Fund; The Ark; Vere Foster Plaque unveiled at Northern Office

Northern Ireland News
INTO Northern Conference 2009 Resolutions; £3 Welfare Service; Redundancy nightmare; Occupational stress; Support for disabled teachers

Cumann na mBunscol
New sponsor for 2009 National Awards!; From Cumann na mBunscol to Páirc an Chrócaigh and Beyond; INTO Congress; National Handball Days looming; GAA 125 Schools Day

Declan Kelleher, INTO President 2008-2009

National News
500 teachers play ball Teacher to Teacher Sound sense for teachers and children; Teaching PE: The central role of the class teacher

Spring into Europe!; Collaborative reading; Organising children for learning in the primary school