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  • 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...

  • Applying for Pension

    Applying For A Pension Application forms for the payment of pension and lump sum are automatically forwarded by the Department of Education and Skills to teachers due to retire...

  • 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...

  • Carer’s Leave

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

  • Temporary Re-assignment Scheme for Primary Teachers

    For comprehensive details of the temporary re-assignment scheme, refer to Chapter 9 of circular 54/2019, published 1 September 2019. Eligibility In order to be eligible to apply for the...

  • Probation

    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 have completed their...

  • Archive

    Archived December 2011 Language Support Posts 2011/12 Applications for support for the year 2011/2012 are to be made on the Form EAL 1/1112 . This form is also available...

  • Archive

    Archived December 2011 Language Support Posts 2011/12 Applications for support for the year 2011/2012 are to be made on the Form EAL 1/1112 . This form is also available...

  • Release Time for Teaching Principals

    Circular 14/01 (PDF) sets out the original provisions in relation to release time for teaching principals in primary schools. The number of days to which teaching principals are entitled...

  • Substitute Teachers

    Casual/Non-Casual Substitute Teachers There are two different types of substitute teacher: Casual Substitute: A casual substitute is a teacher who has worked less than 40 days in an academic...

  • Active Circulars

    Circular 0036/2020 Recruitment of SNAs – supplementary assignment arrangements for the 2020/21 school year May 2020   Circular 0030/2020 Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Allocations for the 2020/21 School Year...

  • Staffing in Amalgamated Schools

    The method of determining the appointment and retention of teachers in amalgamated schools is the same as that which applies in mainstream national schools, i.e. the staffing complement of...

  • INTO/Management Complaints Procedure

    The INTO and Primary School Management reached agreement in 1993 on a procedure for dealing with complaints by parents against teachers. The purpose of this procedure is to facilitate...

  • 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...

  • Active Circulars

    Active Circulars Circular 0030/2020 Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Allocations for the 2020/21 School Year for Mainstream Classes in Primary and Primary Schools April 2020 The following accompanying documentation can...

  • Language Support Posts

    Combined General Allocation Model (GAM) and EAL (Language Support) 2013/2014 School Year In February 2013 the DES issued Circular 0013/2013 (PDF) Staffing Arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2013/14...

  • Spouses’ and Children’s Pension Scheme

    Circular PEN 14/05 (Word) Revision of the Spouses’ and Children’s Pension Scheme Option to join the Revised Scheme May 2005 Original 1981 Scheme The Spouses’ and Children’s Pension Scheme...

  • Mediation

    Guidelines for staffs, the INTO and management on accessing the mediation service Introduction Positive staff relations are the key to a productive and satisfying working environment. In this regard,...

  • Disability / Ill Health Retirement

    Outline of Scheme A teacher who has given at least 5 years of pensionable service, and who can satisfy the Department of Education and Skills that owing to disability...

  • DES Resources

    In January, 2019 the DES published its full suite of 14 templates to assist schools in complying with the 2017 ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017’...