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April 2011

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


Keeping InTouch
Editorial - Teacher Employment. What you need to know - standardised school year 2011/12; Who is a new entrant? update on Traveller education losses, key points of Croke Park Agreement; clarification on Supervision Grant 2010/11; forum on Patronage established; 10 things you should know. Connect - tell us what you think by letter or text message; want to log in to INTO Members' Area? find out how; list of recent DES Circulars.

Congress 2011; INTO develop Conference app; Craobh an Daingean members cycle to Congress; impact of recession on women's rights debated at ICTU seminar; PDC Conference; Branch and District websites launched; eligibility for posts; General Secretary addresses Pension Symposium; where your money goes, INTO Solidarity and Political Funds; how to calculate your pension online. In the Media - what happened in March? Small Schools - the heartbeat of rural Ireland. Panel Rights. Teacher Education - INTO response to the Teaching Coucil draft policy paper. Literacy and Numeracy. Retirements. Benefits and Services.

INTO Advice
Newly Qualified Teachers. Summer Works Scheme - advice on preparing for SWS projects this year.

News Updates - new CEO of NCSE; registering with the Teaching Council; primary teachers in the 31st Dail; teachers indoor football tournament. Profile - Jim Higgins, INTO President. Recognising Talent - Junior Spider Awards; Coolback NS creates its own water power station; Archways launch Incredible Years report. More Updates - training college history launched; Crumlin NS pupils win countrywide competition and lead St Patrick's Day Parade. Cumann na mBunscol.

Teaching Matters
Preserving Irish Folklore. Drama Activities. Irish Language Resources - resources from COGG. Census 2011. NCTE Tips. Visual Arts Tips. SESE Tips. Book Reviews.

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard -
upcoming events. The Source.