The INTO is conducting online consultation with members based on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework (available here) published by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) in February 2020. Given that over 20 years have elapsed since the introduction of the 1999 curriculum, it is important this review takes place to ensure primary education … Continued
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The DE have issued a final closing date of 30 April 2022 for receipt of eligible qualification allowance applications as a result of the findings of the Adjudicator under a claim brought to the Teachers’ Conciliation Council by the Teacher Unions.