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Temporary assignment – updated guidance

01/04/2020

The Department of Education and Skills has this morning published a circular letter to all schools and ETBs – (0027/2020) COVID-19 Temporary assignment arrangements for certain staff in the education and training sector...

The DOs and DON’Ts of Digital Technology!

01/04/2020

In many homes across the country, live lessons are being streamed into living rooms with children practicing physical activity, literacy, numeracy, science and much more...

Flags for Frontline Heroes Campaign 

31/03/2020

IPPN, INTO, NAPD, TUI and ASTI  are proposing that as a show of support for those workers and volunteers on front lines at this critical time, all children who have a flag in their county or club colours...

School Meals Scheme – important update

30/03/2020

Following the latest restrictions announced by the Government on Friday, The DES have confirmed that either An Post or local community/voluntary groups via a Community Champion in each County may assist schools with the delivery of food to vulnerable pupils under the scheme...

New circular (0024/2020) delay phase arrangements

27/03/2020

The Department of Education and Skills have issued the following circular today (0024/2020), which sets out the additional guidance on leave arrangements as a result of the current pandemic...

Confidential counselling and support

27/03/2020

At this uncertain time, the INTO would like to remind its members and their families that there is an Employee Assistance service available to them through Inspire Wellbeing...

DES payroll division – business contingency arrangements

27/03/2020

The DES has implemented remote working for staff in its payroll division. In line with this decision, it is not currently possible for the DES to operate telephone lines. Please email your queries to the designated payroll email address...

Teaching Council registration – reminder for teachers due to renew by 28 March

27/03/2020

Teachers due to renew their Teaching Council registration by 28 March are advised to renew their registration online using their Personal Identification Number (PIN)...

Unions demand protections for substitute teachers

26/03/2020

Yesterday, the three teaching unions wrote to the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, to demand protections for our substitute teachers...

A message of gratitude from the INTO

26/03/2020

We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the incredible work you have been doing since the current pandemic began. Despite the obvious challenges, you have stepped up and facilitated learning opportunities for your pupils, albeit from a distance...