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September 2011

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


Keeping InTouch
Editorial - Invest in education; INTO Directives on unqualified personnel; Frank Bunting, former Northern Secretary, dies in Belfast; INTO welcomes new probationary requirements for primary teachers; Government confirms no further pay cuts; Upgrades to the SubSearch service; Letters - Retired teachers, Applying for jobs

New info packs for Staff Reps; INTO Northern Secretary - applications invited; Calculate your pension - it's easy!; Check your salary; New Retirement Circular; 'INTO 150' history to be written; Members respond generously to CMR fund; Celebrate World Teachers' Day on 5 October; INTO addresses Forum on Patronage; Consultation on enrolment; Great turnout for Dublin Pride march; Learning Support; INTO Global Solidarity Network; TMS prepares for The Wiz; Paddy's School Garden Blooms; Upcoming professional development courses; Addressing Homophobia in the Primary School; INTO In the Media; Education Ethiopia; Retirements

INTO Advice
The first weeks of teaching; School leadership - challenges and opportunities; Get the INTO Conference App!; New boards of management due in November; Directive for Principals; Cohabiting - Be aware of your rights

NCCA online curriculum planning tool; Anne Looney appointed CEO of the NCCA; What's a primary education for?; Newly appointed principal?; Goal School Jersey Day is on 7 October; The future role of special schools and special classes in Ireland; Online programme of SENOs; NCSE information booklet for parents; Special education allocations to be published; Cumann na mBunscol news; 20 new primary schools to be established; Summer Works Scheme; A Space for Learning; Largest school building project in the State this year proceeding; New reports on professional development and job satisfaction; New accrediatation criteria for teacher education programmes; Gortskehy pupils provide content for Irish diaspora TV channel; INTO member releases debut album

Teaching Matters
Children with chronic health conditions; Facing the challenges in literacy and numeracy; When the numbers don't add up; Foraging for mushrooms in suburbia; International Eucharistic Congress 2012; An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscoilaíochta; The magic of eTwinning; Positive classrooms, positive children; Reading the world; Getting to grips with technology in the classroom; Tennis for the whole class!; Elements of art; September: zoom in on butterflies; Vikings and king-killers

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard - upcoming events. The Source.