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  • 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...

  • Special Education Circulars

    Latest Circulars Circular 0065/2019 (PDF) Revision of Salaries for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) with effect from 1 January 2020 December 2019 NCSE Circular 4/2019 (PDF) Request for a Review of...

  • 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...

  • 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 of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Special Education

    NCSE 09/2019 Appeal Process for Special Education Teaching Allocations Tuesday, 26 March 2019 NCSE Appeal Form 3 should be used to make an appeal in relation to the accuracy of...

  • 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...

  • 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 of...