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September 2015

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


Editorial Stand up for primary education • New members • Subsearch •10 thing you should know • Letters • Write for InTouch • INTO News • Salary threat to teachers with registration conditions • Changes in Head Office • Lansdowne Road Agreement • ICTU backs INTO call for smaller classes and better funding in primary schools • High Court ruling on part-time teachers • The world’s largest lesson • INTO Education Conference INTO grants for educational research • Progress on Equality Law • Stand up for Primary Education campaign • INTO directive against JobBridge •Rates of pay for substitute and part-time teachers • Wellbeing in the classroom19 Benefits • Important information on TRR •Garda vetting.

Teaching Council legislation • Tributes Remembering deceased INTO members • Solidarity GIVE in The Gambia • Retirements Photographs from retirement functions held around the country INTO Advice • School leadership Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference 201 Primary schools essay competition • Managing your money •Budgeting • Check your payslip • • Wellness • INTO Learning • New online training for staff representatives District training organisers.

Newsdesk • School costs survey •Eason’s Spelling Bee •RDS Primary Science Fair SCG-OCG •Undertaking the Irish LanguageRequirement • Cumann na mBunscolNo close season for Cumann na mBunscol Cill Chainnigh 75 Bliain ag Fás • Educational International World Congress 2015 • Creative School’s Award •INTO/An Post Handwriting Competition • TMS to perform 42nd Street Féilte • NoticeboardUpcoming events  • Comhar Linn Crossword •Scoilnet Panel •Irish Heart Foundation campaign • Teaching Matters • PDST • Homophobic bullying in primary schools • Illustrating maths Using diagrams to support maths fluency, reasoning and problem solving • Simple machines made simple A teaching resource for  forces • Travel tips Rosaleen O’Dowd on walks in Dublin and Donegal • Droichead Opinion • Roots of Empathy An innovative programme to reduce aggression in schoolchildren • Irish Resources Tips from COGG • Book Reviews Education, adventure and topical issues.