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  • FAQs

    Over the past weeks, INTO has responded to a number of COVID-19 related queries from our members. We have published FAQs based on information available to INTO as of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Leave

    Leave entitlements The DES has confirmed Circular 0024/20 that teachers who have contracted COVID-19 or those who have not contracted the virus but have been advised by the HSE...

  • 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...

  • Brief Absences

    The following is intended as an overview of some common brief absences, but teachers should refer to Circular 32/2007 (DOC) for additional information and leave options. Primary teachers’ conditions...

  • Job Sharing

    For comprehensive details of the job share scheme, refer to Chapter 8 of circular 54/2019, published 1 September 2019. Eligibility Job sharing options Duration Application Withdrawing from job sharing...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Summary of Review of Special Education 2012 To Date

    Date Details 14 May 20 INTO News item: NCSE confirms SNA applications for an exceptional review request can be submitted without document but document can be supplied at a...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Staffing for 2020/2021

    Staffing Circular Circular 0018/ 2020 (PDF) Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2020/21 school year. March 2020 Appendices (A-H) Circular 0018/2020 – Appendix A Schedule of Enrolment of...

  • 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...

  • 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:...

  • Supplementary Panel

    What is the Supplementary Panel? The Supplementary Panel is used to make appointments to full-time, permanent jobs, only where these jobs are not otherwise needed to facilitate the redeployment...

  • INTO Resources

    To assist with preparing an Admission policy INTO has compiled some resources. All boards of management are required to draft a new admission policy in accordance with the requirements...

  • 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...