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  • Parent’s Leave

    Note: This page was updated in January 2023. For comprehensive details of the parent’s leave scheme, refer to Circular 58/2024 (PDF). Parents leave is a statutory entitlement to nine weeks...

  • Active Circulars

    Circular 24/2024 Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma of Teacher Professional Learning for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autism) March 2024 Circular 19/2024 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Teacher Professional Learning for...

  • Special Education Symposium 2024

    The 2024 Special Education Symposium took place at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, on Saturday, 24 February 2024. Click here for further details including webcast and conference leaflet....

  • Supply Panels

    Circular 59/2019 (PDF) Primary Schools Supply Panel Pilot Scheme for the 2019/2020 School Year DE Note published 31 October 2021 (PDF) Measures to increase the availability of substitutes for primary...

  • Different Families, Same Love Competition

  • INTO Webinar – What to expect when you go back to school? (Aug 2020)

  • S.29 Appeals Procedures

    Circular 0069/2020 outlines the arrangements and procedures for appeals under section 29 of the Education Act. There are three procedures for appeals. These include: Procedures for appeals in relation to...

  • Preparing an Annual Admissions Notice

    The following checklist is designed as an aid to preparing an annual admissions notice. Preparing an Annual Admissions Notice – Checklist FAQs Must a school publish an annual admissions notice?...

  • TeacherConnect

  • The lived workplace experiences of LGBT+ teachers in Irish schools

    The lived workplace experiences of LGBT+ teachers in Irish schools This docufilm features INTO LGBT+ members discussing their experiences in our schools. Its production was supported by a grant from...

  • INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group

    The INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group supports and advances the cause of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender primary school teachers in Ireland and advocates for LGBT+ inclusion in primary schools.  ...

  • LGBT+ Education Resources

    Different Families, Same Love Resources ‘Different Families Same Love’ was created in response to requests from teachers for educational resources following publication of the Anti-Bullying Guidelines for Primary and Post-Primary...

  • Good Teaching/Learning Practice Videos

    Good practice video exemplars Children learn kindness and tolerance from a young age. We teach them about Martin Luther King and his famous speech outlining his dream for a more...

  • Addressing LGBT+ Identity Based Bullying

    Bullying is defined as ‘unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical conducted by an individual or group against another person (or persons) and which is repeated over time.’ (Anti-bullying Procedures...

  • INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Fora

    Note: This page was updated in July 2023 The INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Fora were established in 1994 to ensure that principal teachers’ views and concerns had a clear...

  • INTO Advice and Representation

    INTO provides confidential advice, support and representation to school leaders in a courteous, reliable and professional manner. This support can be accessed through INTO Head Office and/or your CEC Representative....

  • Pension – Old Entrant Pension Scheme

    This page only relates to the Old Entrant pension scheme, which applies to teachers in service prior to 31 March 2004 who have not had a 26-week break in service...

  • Leave of Absence

    Leave Estimator The online service provides instant answers to members leave-related queries in an easy-to-use format on desktop and mobile. It includes calculators for sick leave & maternity leave, FAQs...

  • 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 accident...

  • 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, both...