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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • School Admissions

  • 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...

  • Allowances

    Promoted Post Allowances Principals’ Allowances Figures are taken from DES Circular 0004/2010 (PDF) 01/01/10 € I (1-5) 9,310 II (6-7) 10,432 III (8-11) 12,238 IV (12-13) 14,360 V (14-16)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Length of School Day

    The following text is taken from Circular 11/95 Time in School (PDF) The term ‘school hours’ in relation to any school day means the entire time of the school...

  • 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...

  • Assault Leave

    Following lengthy negotiations, a scheme providing leave of absence following assault for teachers has been agreed between the DES, school management and teachers. This scheme is separate from the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NCSE

    NCSE Guidelines 2015/2016 Allocations For up to date information from the NCSE – please go to www.ncse.ie NCSE Guidelines for Schools (Word) 2015/2016 NSCE Form 1 (Word) Application for...