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InTouch September 2009

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


In The News
Embargo on promotion - directive to members; Consultative conference calls for action; CSO confirms large classes; Advice on swine flu

National News
CEC decides on plan of action; Information meetings in September; Employ qualified teachers!; Join your Union; ICTU Conference; Social solidarity and equality important; Ryan recommendations must be implemented; INTO President on Facebook; Your copy of the Union Post; Máire and Sheila elected

INTO Website and ICT
New INTO Website launched; Members' Area updated

Conditions of Employment
Part time teachers go on payroll

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Suspension and expulsion

Central Executive/Head Office News
Election of General Treasurer - Schedule; Special Rules Congress 2009

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO discusses future of DEIS; Special education still a priority

INTO Grants for Educational Research; INTO Consultative Conference on Education 2009; OECD-TALIS research; New report launched on middle childhood

'Anseo' Conference - last call; Civil Partnership Bill published; Equality Tribunal upholds school's policy on parent-teacher meetings

Newly Qualified Teachers
Starting Out

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
'Are you being fed?'; INTO Autumn Programme of Professional Development; Learning Support/Resource Teachers; Exploring issues of solidarity and equality; Understanding ASD, autism and asperger syndrome; Supporting positive behaviour in the primary classroom; Peer tutoring seminars; Music completes the child; Getting to grips with drama

Cumann na mBunscol
Statement on GO Games; National Handball days; Presidential Dinner; Mini Sevens review

National News
High Court rules against teachers in Retirement 'Strands' Case; Increase in Salary Protection Premiums; Schools Photography Competition; The Teaching Council - Registration update; NCCA meet

Newly appointed principal?; INTO school leadership conference; Supervision for lunch time and small break

National News
Major Philanthropic gift for music; Jack and Jill Foundation needs your old mobiles; Get involved and fast with Concern!; The Write Stuff - Competition; Strip for Africa

Student Members
INTO Student Membership 2009; Froebel - then and now; Major revamp for St Patrick's College; Anne heads up CICE; Healthy Food For All guide

National News
McCarthy Report - Summary of cuts proposed at first level

Teacher to Teacher
An Scrúdú le hAghaidh Cáilíochta sa Ghaeilge; Maximising your earnings from primary teaching; Development education; Brain training; Communicating through intensive musical interaction; Learning and achieving in primary PE

Music as a stimulus for visual arts; How can I use ICT in my classroom?; What types of professional development are available to you? www, blogs, wikis, podcasting; Whole School CPD