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  • Income Tax & PAYE

    The collection of Income Tax is the responsibility of the Revenue Commissioners, who operate under the authority of the Minister for Finance. Teachers’ income tax is assessed under the...

  • 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...

  • Parent’s Leave

    Parent’s Leave is a statutory entitlement to two additional weeks of leave available to both parents of children born on or after 1 November 2019. The Department of Education...

  • Information on Amalgamation

    1. The initiative for an amalgamation may come from the school’s patron/ trustees or from the Department of Education and Skills. 2. On receipt of a proposal from the...

  • 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...

  • Maternity / Adoptive / Paternity Leave

    Maternity Leave Adoptive Leave Paternity Leave...

  • 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...

  • Calculation of Pension

    Calculation of Pension and Lump Sum This page is applicable only to teachers in service prior 6 April 1995 i.e. Class D PRSI. All teachers who started teaching after...

  • Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018

    The Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 was enacted in July 2018. A number of sections of the Act commenced in October 2018 and February 2020 respectively. Sections commenced...

  • Special Education

    Active Circulars Special Education Conference Summary of Review of Special Education 2012 To Date Useful Links...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...