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DE Information Note updating Covid leave & working arrangements

18/01/2022

The Department of Education (DE) has published Information Note 0001/2022, which details updated leave and working arrangements from January 2022 due to Covid-19. The key change relates to the application requirements for special leave with pay (Covid-19: Self Isolation and Covid-19: Diagnosis) and for restricted movement on foot of recent HSE advice.

Job opportunities in Global Citizenship Education (Primary)

18/01/2022

The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO), Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN), Trócaire and Dublin City University (DCU) recently formed a consortium for the delivery of a new strategic partnership with Irish Aid on Global Citizenship Education at Primary school level. 

Education unions encourage minute’s silence in all schools and colleges to honour Ashling Murphy

17/01/2022

All schools across the country are being asked to observe a minute’s silence at 11AM on Tuesday, 18 January in memory of Ashling Murphy...

Member update – public awareness campaign, banked hours, facemasks and more

14/01/2022

Over the last month the INTO has advocated on behalf of members, repeatedly engaging with the Minister for Education, the Chief Clinical Officer and officials from the Department of Education and public health. The INTO has continued to engage with Department of Education officials in advance of next week’s meeting with public health advisors. Since our last member update there have been a number of developments which are outlined below. 

INTO encourages members to light a candle in memory of Ashling Murphy

14/01/2022

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is asking members around the country to light a candle today in memory of Ashling Murphy, the young teacher killed in Tullamore Co Offaly on Wednesday. 

Workshop – Understanding and Preventing Racism in Schools

12/01/2022

The INTO and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, in association with Donegal, Dublin West, Galway and Kilkenny Education Centres, will be hosting a series of online workshops entitled Understanding and Preventing Racism in Schools this January and February.

Member update – summary of meeting with Minister Foley and officials 

04/01/2022

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), alongside other education unions and management, met with Minister Foley and officials from the Department of Education and Public Health this afternoon ahead of the planned reopening of schools on Thursday.  

Head Office Christmas & New Year Closure

21/12/2021

INTO Head Office will close for Christmas and the New Year at 5pm on Thursday, 23 December, and reopen at 9am on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

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Information Note TC 0001/2022
Date: 18/01/2022 / Format: PDF / Size: 446.94KB
COVID-19: Updated Working and Leave Arrangements from January 2022 for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
Circular 0063/2021
Date: 17/12/2021 / Format: PDF / Size: 360.13KB
Final closing date of 30th April 2022 for receipt of eligible qualification allowance applications (as a Result of the Findings of the Adjudicator under Claim 447/19)
Circular 0065/2021
Date: 15/12/2021 / Format: PDF / Size: 404.47KB
Enhanced Minor Works Grant Funding for Primary Schools
Information Note TC 0027/2021
Date: 07/12/2021 / Format: PDF / Size: 376.5KB
COVID-19: Updated Working and Leave Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools – 2021/22 school year.
0057/2021
Date: 24/11/2021 / Format: PDF / Size: 462.83KB
Panel access for fixed-term/temporary (this includes substitute) and part-time teachers to the Supplementary Redeployment Panel for the 2022/23 school year
0050/2021
Date: 06/10/2021 / Format: PDF / Size: 620KB
COVID-19 Operational Supports for primary schools for 2021/2022

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