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INTO publishes submission on draft maths curriculum


As part of the consultation process on the Primary Maths curriculum, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has today published our submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) in respect of the draft primary mathematics curriculum. Considering the significance of the teacher’s voice in policy, the INTO supports the partnership approach to … Continued

Consultation, planning and resourcing essential to special education provision – INTO


Earlier this week the government, without stakeholder engagement, approved the text of a new bill which aims to shorten the current Section 37A process. The bill is now expected to swiftly progress through both Dáil Éireann and the Seanad.

INTO and IPPN Joint Statement: Education partners condemn Minister’s spin on special education


The INTO and IPPN condemn the politicised decision by the Department of Education to name a small number of Dublin primary schools who have raised reasonable concerns relating to a lack of resources required to deliver a quality education to students with special educational needs.

1,450 AP posts restored to primary and special schools 


The Department of Education has published Circular 0043/2022 which sets out the INTO-secured restoration of 350 Assistant Principal 1 (AP1) and 1,100 Assistant Principal 2 (AP2) posts to commence in primary and special schools from September 2022. ..

Time frames for recruitment and appointment procedures reduced


To facilitate the timely recruitment of teaching staff and the appointment of principals and deputy principals (open competition), the time frames for advertising and interviewing as outlined in the department Circular 0044/2019 are reduced until 31 December 2022.

Thousands of primary and special school pupils to be denied fully registered teachers


The INTO is deeply concerned that the Department of Education (DE) has failed to answer our call for an education recovery plan that would give every child in primary and special schools a fair chance to be taught by a qualified and registered teacher throughout the next school year. The Department has also failed to … Continued

Main panel list issued


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) wishes to advise members that the main panel comes into operation today. The Department of Education has sent a list of permanent teachers available for redeployment to the panel operator in each diocese, or under each patron body. There are currently 195 surplus permanent/CID holding teachers on panels for redeployment.

INTO welcomes allocation of additional SNAs 


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) welcomes the allocation of additional SNAs for primary and special schools set out in Circular 35/2022, which issued this afternoon. The union understands that an additional 1,100 SNAs will be allocated on foot of budget commitments and that the SNA Mainstream Allocation for 2022/23 will be based on the identified needs of the school on 21 May 2022.

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Circular 0043/2022
Date: 28/06/2022 / Format: PDF / Size: 192.63KB
Allocation of Assistant Principal Posts 2022/2023
Circular 0042/2022
Date: 28/06/2022 / Format: PDF / Size: 127.94KB
Building Momentum - A New Public Service Agreement 2021-2022: Implementation of Sectoral Bargaining Fund in the Primary Sector.
Information Note TC 0008-2022
Date: 09/06/2022 / Format: PDF / Size: 170.31KB
Information Note for the Recruitment and Appointment Procedures for Teacher, Deputy Principal and Principal posts in Primary Schools during the school year 2022/2023.
Circular 0037/2022
Date: 09/06/2022 / Format: PDF / Size: 171.88KB
The Planning and Building Unit of the Department of Education has kept under review the movements of Primary School building costs since the Basic Building Cost was increased to €1,640/m2 in May 2021.
Circular 0038/2022
Date: 08/06/2022 / Format: PDF / Size: 359.26KB
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Working Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary schools.
Information Note 0007/2022
Date: 08/06/2022 / Format: DOCX / Size: 121.68KB
Temporary changes to the Job Sharing Scheme for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools - 2022/23 School Year.

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