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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Job Sharing

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Substitute Service

    Recognition of Substitute Service for Pension Purposes w.e.f. 1 January 2005 DES Circular 28/04 (Word) Paragraph 4(d) states: (d) Superannuation Deductions for Substitute Teachers: Superannuation deductions for substitute teachers...

  • 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,...

  • 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’...

  • School Year

    Exceptional Closings Closing for Elections Closing in the Interests of Public Health School Tours Length of School Day Standardisation of School Year INTO Year Planner 2019/20...

  • Evaluation of Schools and Teachers

    The following section contains information on the role of the Inspectorate in schools. The information provided is general in nature but links are provided to original documents and sources...