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  • 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. The DES has also issued this Information Note in relation to the...

  • 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...

  • Supervision Payment

    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 Participation in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • LGBT+ Teachers Rights

    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...

  • Evaluation of Teachers

    Circular 31/82 A District Inspector has independent responsibility for the inspection of the schools in her/his district and for the assessment of the work of the teachers, under the...

  • Standardisation of School Year

    Circular 0005/2020 (PDF) Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 School Year 2020/21 October 2020 mid-term break...

  • 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...

  • Working Together

    Working Together: Procedures and Policies for Positive Staff Relations (2000) In 2000, INTO and Management agreed a document entitled Working Together – Procedures and Policies for Positive Staff Relations...

  • INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Committee

  • Special Education

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

  • School Self-Evaluation

    Circular 16/2018 (PDF) clarifies how schools should re-engage with school self-evaluation. The circular amends Circular 39/2016. Circular 16/2018 requires schools to select one or two curricular areas or aspects...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Service Abroad

    Teaching Service Abroad Teaching service abroad which is recognised for the purpose of paying additional increments on the salary scale is not recognised for pension purposes, since no contributions...

  • Equality

    Equal Opportunities (equality legislation) INTO Equality Committee INTO Equality Conference LGBT+ Teachers Rights Religious Ethos and Equality Reproductive Health Related Matters...