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  • Maternity / Adoptive / Paternity Leave

    Maternity Leave Adoptive Leave Paternity Leave...

  • Sexual Harassment

    The Employment Equality Act (1998 – 2011) explicitly provides that sexual harassment and other harassment on legally defined discriminatory grounds is unlawful and constitutes discrimination, contrary to the legislation....

  • Reports and Resources

    Reports NCSE Policy Advice Paper No. 5 – Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF) (2016) NCSE Policy Advice – Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools (A...

  • Good Practice

    Recommended Good Practice INTO and management have identified the following key practices as being very important in the promotion of positive working relations. The presence or absence of these...

  • Paternity Leave

    For comprehensive details of Paternity Leave entitlements, refer to Chapter Five (pdf) of the DES publication Terms and Conditions for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary schools...

  • Resignation

    Notice of Resignation Teachers may resign from the service at any time. However, teachers are required by the terms of their contract to give three months notice to their...

  • Suspension / Expulsion

    Chapters 10, 11 and 12 of Developing Codes of Behaviour: Guidelines for Schools deal with the issues of suspension and expulsion from primary schools, including the legal and procedural...

  • Behaviour and Discipline

    Assaults on Teachers Codes of Behaviour Countering Bullying Behaviour Managing Behaviour Suspension / Expulsion...

  • Appointment Procedures for Teaching Positions

    The appointment of teachers and principals must be conducted in line with Chapter 2 of Circular 44/2019. Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2015 – 2019 (pdf) These appendices outline...

  • Acting Up Allowance

    There is provision for the payment of an ‘acting up’ allowance where a Principal or Deputy Principal is absent from school for a minimum period of 30 calendar days,...

  • Incremental Credit

    Teachers who are paid incremental salary by the Department of Education and Skills may apply for incremental credit for previous employment. Incremental credit may be awarded to qualified primary...

  • DEIS

    May 2015 DEIS Consultation: Submission on behalf of the INTO (PDF) Review of DEIS The Minister of Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan announced in her speech at INTO Congress...

  • Leave of Absence

    Assault Leave This scheme is separate from the illness leave scheme. Read advice on dealing with assaults and violence at school. Brief Absences The term ‘brief absences’ encompasses short-term...

  • Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI)

    Under the social welfare code, Social Welfare Benefits can be divided into three main categories: Contributory (social insurance) payments, which are made on the basis of a person’s Pay...

  • Tax/PRSI on First Appointment

    Tax Form 12A A teacher taking up her/his first appointment should complete and return Tax Form 12A as soon as possible after taking up employment. This will enable the...

  • Managing Behaviour

    Managing children’s behaviour and establishing and maintaining discipline in the school are essential components of the role of the primary teacher. The INTO has published several policy documents relating...

  • Widow’s or Widower’s (Contributory) Pension

    Class D And Class A How to qualify If you are a widow or a widower you can apply for a Widow’s or Widower’s (Contributory) Pension, based on either...

  • Adult Bullying

    There is currently no uniform definition of workplace bullying available. The INTO policy document Staff Relations: a Report on Adult Bullying in Schools (PDF) relies on the definition that...

  • Lunchtime Supervision

    Circular 33/2013 (PDF) Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2016 (Haddington Road Agreement). Supervision Scheme in Primary Schools – June 2013 Compulsory Participation in the Supervision Scheme With effect...

  • PRSI Contribution Categories

    Different rates of contribution apply to different categories of employment. Each rate of PRSI contribution is given a special code and is called a Contribution Class. Each contribution class...