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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Home School Community Liaison Scheme

    Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) is a major, mainstream, preventative strategy targeted at pupils at risk of not reaching their potential in the educational system because of background characteristics...

  • Religious Ethos and Equality

    Many teachers who do not practice or share the religious ethos of their school patron express concerns regarding discrimination given their non-belief or the non-congruence of their personal lives...

  • The Role of the Principal

    The role of the principal teacher is defined in legislation. Sections 22 and 23 of the Education Acts 1998-2012 set out the functions of the Principal teacher. Section 22...

  • 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 Admissions

  • INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Fora

    The INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Fora were established in 1994 to ensure that principal teachers’ views and concerns had a clear focus within the Organisation. The Special Rules...

  • Procedures & Compliance

    Child Protection Procedures Child Protection Procedures are set out in Circular 81/2017 (PDF). Child Protection Procedures for Schools (pdf) reflect Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare...

  • Job Share / Temporary Reassignment Registers

    Are you seeking a job share or temporary reassignment partner for the 2020/21 school year? If you are seeking a job share or temporary reassignment partner, the INTO has...

  • Allowances

    Promoted Post Allowances Principals’ Allowances 01/10/10 € I (1-5) €9,800 II (6-7) €10,981 III (8-11) €12,882 IV (12-13) €15,116 V (14-16) €17,584 VI (17-19) €20,088 VII (20-23) €22,512 VIII...

  • School design

    Designing Primary Schools For The Future – ESRI Report For general design guidelines visit the School Design section on the DES website. An ESRI Report, Designing Primary Schools for...

  • Codes of Behaviour

        Under Section 23 of the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000 the board of management of each school, following consultation with the principal, teachers and parents, must prepare and...

  • Temporary Teachers & Holiday Pay

    Fixed-Term Temporary Teachers In respect of fixed-term temporary teachers the following will apply: Teachers who commence employment during the period 1st September to the first working day of November...

  • Recruitment and Appointment of the Principal Teacher

    Principalship Application Form (Word) September 2019 Foirm Iarratais do Phost mar Phríomhoide (Word) September 2019 The recruitment and appointment procedures for the post of principal teacher are contained in...

  • Reproductive Health Related Matters

    The INTO Equality Committee undertook research into members experiences of managing reproductive health related matters during work time. A total of 2,271 responses were received: 92% of respondents were...

  • Teachers and Court Cases

    Teachers are increasingly being subpoenaed or invited as expert witnesses to give evidence in different types of cases including: Family law court cases Child custody cases Negligence, insurance, and...

  • Assaults on Teachers

    Introduction The European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) defines third party violence in the context of the workplace as “physical violence, verbal aggression or the threat of...