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InTouch March 2010

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


In The News
Work to Rule continues; Teachers' flat rate expenses; Payments for non casual substitute teachers; Comhar Linn bursaries; Have you lobbied your TD?; INTO meets students; School accommodation; Serious concern for supply panels

National News
New structure for DES Schools' Division; Immersion education; Harold is new Chief Inspector

Conditions of Employment
100 new posts for primary schools; Cost of Salary Protection down; Should I Stay or Should I Go?

National News
High satisfaction with teachers; Hayes slams sweetheart deal; Incidental visits by inspectors; New schools approved

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Reviewing the work of inspectors; Section 29 appeals procedure revised; The Teaching Council: Registration Regulations, Registration renewal and tax credits

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO meets DES on Disadvantage; Wide Special Education agenda discussed

INTO Bursary Awards 2010; Online safety; Teacher fee refund scheme

Teaching Council did not discriminate in assessment of qualifications; Preparing for Equality Conference; Living longer, earning less

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
Getting confident with the music curriculum; One trade unionist killed every three days; Fís Bookclub; Mind, body and finances workshop; New Heritage specialists; Interested in climate change?

National News
Denominational education

Media Report
INTO in the media

Head Office/CEC News
Congress Motions reflect anger in members; INTO meets DES; Trustees Report of the AVC scheme; Branch nominations; The Presidential Year

Cumann na mBunscol
Annual General Meeting; INTO Annual Congress; Scoilspórt 2010

National News
World Book Day Competition; Would you like to become involved in the INTO?; STSG 20th anniversary celebrations; Teachers' Musical Society - Get to the show!; Children's Medical and Research Foundation - INTO Appeal 2010; Earthquake in Haiti - how can we help?; An introduction to physical theatre


Teacher to Teacher
The complexity of teaching; Proud to be a public servant, proud to be a teacher; What makes teachers tick?

InTouch talks to Eamon Stack

Teacher to Teacher
Language support for newcomer learners; En attendant le 'Thaw'; Principalship in 2010

National News
Reading Association of Ireland

Magic balloons - static electricity; A school plan for visual arts; Children's online book reviews