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November 2015

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


Editorial - Crisis mounts as moratorium depletes in-school management

INTO News - New entrant pay: an INTO priority - Annual Congress 2012 on NQT pay - Make great savings on Christmas shopping with your Membership Plus card - Teacher Exchange Register - Job Sharing Register - INTO website Members' Area - Revised sick leave circular - Digital strategy fails to address key concerns of primary schools - INTO Consultative Conference on Education 2015 - INTO President drops in to the world's largest lesson - Earlier benefit from pension levy (PRD) changes - Retirement Planning Seminar 20/21 November

Budget 2016 - Stand up campaign delivers new primary school teaching posts - Universal Social Charge - Release days for teaching principals - School funding

In the media

INTO News - Retirements - Photographs from retirement functions held around the country - National Launch: INTO Global Citizenship School - INTO President's Dinner - Report from the Principals' and Deputy Principals' Conference 2015 - Stand up for primary education: INTO national lobby - Discrimination award of €54,000 for INTO member upheld - INTO Learning winter programme 2015 - Conference on educational disadvantage

INTO Advice - Top 10 safety tips to have a safe Christmas - Homeless and in school - Preparing for parent-teacher meetings

Newsdesk - Young teachers help Children's Ark School - Fingal County Council gets children fit for a marathon - Cumann na mBunscol INTO/GAA - Children told to 'belt up' - Curriculum for education about religions and beliefs (ERB) and Ethics - PAX Good Behaviour Game - Update on Garda Vetting - Irish woman elected ETUC Confederal Secretary - Summer Works Scheme - Assaults and discounting of sick leave - ESRI Review of the School Completion Programme - Budgeting for the future: NERI sounds a note of caution - Tunisian unions celebrate Nobel Peace Prize

Teaching Matters - Formating assessment using ICT - Pictures in my head - Is there an argument for teaching children in primary schools about different sexualities? - Puppets, procedures, poetry, presentations and performances - Drama to increase levels of concentration in children with ADHD - Good morning Vietnam! - Television viewing and children's education - Partnership with parents: a literacy initiative- Drámaíocht Ghaeilge - Book reviews

Finishing Touches - Noticeboard - Upcoming events - Comhar Linn draw and crossword - Scoilnet Panel