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InTouch October 2009

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


In The News
OECD highlights large classes; OECD confirms importance of early education; INTO meet with DES regarding school accommodation; Thousands attend INTO information meetings; ICTU plans campaign of action

National News
Meetings for non permanent teachers; AVC report findings presented to CEC; Discussion forum on INTO website; Professional development sessions for NQTs; End of salary returns; ESRI report on pay rates rejected by INTO; Breda Corr - New General Secretary of NABMSE; Dr Fionnuala Waldron appointed Head of Education, St Patrick's College; Dr Siobhan Cahilane-McGovern joins Hibernia College; Caoimhín Ó hEaghra; History of the Inspectorate; Resource Portal for Intercultural Resources; Teachers' Musical Society announce new show; Healthy Food Guide launched

Conditions of Employment
Maternity/adoptive leave

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Section 29 Appeals quashed; Registering for probation

Central Executive/Head Office News
Training rooms opened; INTO Website Members' Area & Online Services; Children's Medical and Research Foundation

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Council approves SENO appeal process; Your Child in the Primary School - Tips for Parents launched by INTO President

INTO Consultative Conference on Education 2009; Education International launches urgent action appeal for  the Fijian Teachers' Association; Trócaire - New online resource; COGG

Fair Play/Cothrom na Féinne - Legal '9 Grounds' outlined in new poster; Equality Conference 2010 plans; Cardinal hits out at civil partenership proposals

Media Report
September days.... education cuts, large classes and swine flu!

Around the Branches
Retirement planning seminars; Retirements

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
Education for All; World Teachers' Day: 5 October; Becoming involved in INTO professional development; Peer Tutoring seminars; Marian Rollins Heritage and Education Award; Thinking time with children; Conamara Sea Week; Places still available

Cumann na mBunscol
INTO/GAA mini sevens; Participation v Competition; INTO/GAA Cumann na mBunscol - Mini Sevens: County School Committee Secretaries

Teacher to Teacher
Learning and growing/Fás agus foghlaim; The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment - in conversation; Pádraig's amazing green dragon adventures; Roots of Empathy: learning from the mind and heart; Reflections on inclusion

Attend your branch meeting; Election of General Treasurer

Northern Ireland News
New equality policy for schools; £56k for dismissed teacher; Europe proposes to increase parental leave; Compromise agreements and termination dates; Joint Board welcomes Sheila Nunan; Special educational needs; Teachers get 2.3% salary increase

Teacher to Teacher
Special Education Support Service; The National Centre for Technology in Education; Operation Christmas Child; Primary teachers with expertise in PE

Learning to draw, drawing to learn