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  • Brief Absences

    The term ‘brief absences’ is used to describe short-term occasional absences sanctioned for teachers during the school year. These include compassionate leave in respect of illness and bereavement, leave for...

  • Croke Park Hours

    Additional time of one hour per week is provided for in the Agreement. How many hours in total is this per annum? The provisions of the Public Service Agreement provides...

  • Sick Leave

    For comprehensive details of the sick leave scheme, refer to Chapter One of circular 54/2019, published 1 September 2019. Sick Leave Podcast The INTO prepared the podcast below in light...

  • Maternity Leave

    For comprehensive details of the maternity leave scheme, refer to Chapter Two of circular 54/2019, published 1 September 2019. Maternity leave scheme Permanent, CID-holding, fixed-term, and non-casual substitute teachers who...

  • Grievance Procedure

    The following procedure for handling grievances in schools has been agreed between the INTO and the principal management bodies. The purpose of this procedure is to provide a mechanism for...

  • Probation, Induction and Droichead

    Post Qualification Professional Practice Teaching Council Registration To be eligible for appointment in a primary school a teacher must be registered with the Teaching Council. Newly qualified primary teachers who...

  • Adoptive Leave

    For comprehensive details of Maternity Leave entitlements, refer to Chapter Four (PDF) of the DES publication Terms and Conditions for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary schools (Edition...

  • Procedure to Address Staff Difficulties

    Stage 1: Informally address matters between the parties It is open to an individual teacher/group of teachers/entire staff to raise the matter of internal working relations in the school, particularly,...

  • Bullying/Harassment Procedure

    The procedure set out below may be initiated in relation to any of the following circumstances, which may occur in the workplace or otherwise in the course of employment: adult...

  • Standardisation of School Year

    Circular 0009/2017 (PDF) Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 February 2017 School Year 2017/18 October 2017 mid-term...

  • Staffing for 2019/2020

    Circular 0019/2019 (pdf) Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2019/20 school year February 2019 FAQs on Circular 0019/2019 (pdf) DES, February 2019 Circular 0019/2019 – Appendix A (pdf) Schedule...

  • Pension Benefits

    The following sections apply to teachers in service prior to 1 January 2013 only. Teachers who commenced service on or after the 1st January 2013, or who have resumed service...

  • Parental Leave

    For comprehensive details of parental leave, refer to Chapter 5 of circular 54/2019. What is parental leave? Parental leave is unpaid leave available to teachers for the purpose of caring...

  • Career Breaks

    For comprehensive details of the career break scheme, refer Chapter Seven of circular 54/2019, published 1 September 2019. Eligibility Registered teachers that will have, at the end of the school...

  • Garda Vetting

    Circular 0016/2017 (PDF) Statutory Requirements for the Retrospective Vetting of Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff and Others February 2017 Circular 0016/2017 FAQs (PDF) Statutory Requirements for the retrospective vetting of teaching...

  • General information on school accommodation

    While much progress has been made on modernising school buildings over the past number of years, INTO continues to stress that adequate investment needs to be maintained to compensate for...

  • Contributions

    Teachers In Service Prior To 1 January, 2013 A teacher is in pensionable employment if s/he is employed in a permanent, temporary, part-time or substitute capacity in a national school....

  • Pensions & Retirement

    Pension Benefits Calculation of Pension Contributions Disability / Ill Health Retirement INTO Guide to Pensions Notional Service Applying for Pension Resignation Service Abroad Spouses’ and Children’s Pension Scheme Substitute...

  • Countering Bullying Behaviour

    Anti- Bullying Procedures In September 2013, the DES published Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools, and the accompanying Circular 45/2013. The Procedures set out the approach which must be...

  • Part Time Teachers

    Circular 0061/2010 (pdf) The arrangements for the payment of part-time and whole-time fixed term registered teachers for the 2010/11 school year and subsequent years. Part Time Fixed Term Registered Teachers...