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Restore school funding – Email your TD today!

16/09/2021

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) recently launched our Budget 2022 campaign setting out our priorities for primary education ahead of Budget 2022, due to be announced on 12 October. Every single member (and parent) can play a role in helping us to secure critical investment in our schools...

Yet again, OECD report shines spotlight on supersized primary classes  

16/09/2021

The latest OECD ‘Education at a Glance’ report sets out in no uncertain terms a negative correlation between larger classes and mean performance in reading, with a clear view as to the benefits of smaller classes for schools in disadvantaged communities...

Support our School Leaders – Email your TD today!

14/09/2021

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) recently launched our Budget 2022 campaign setting out our priorities for primary education ahead of Budget 2022, due to be announced on 12 October. Every single member (and parent) can play a role in helping us to secure critical investment in our schools. Take a minute out of your … Continued

Supersized classes need to go – Email your TD today!

10/09/2021

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) recently launched our Budget 2022 campaign setting out our priorities for primary education ahead of Budget 2022, due to be announced on 12 October. Every single member (and parent) can play a role in helping us to secure critical investment in our schools. Take a minute out of your … Continued

Department launches catch-up scheme & INTO raises principal concerns with officials

08/09/2021

The Department of Education has today published a €50million scheme to provide additional funding to schools to hire part-time, qualified teachers to support pupils who have learning deficits as a result of COVID-19. A new programme called Covid Learning and Support Scheme (CLASS) is being put in place to help schools mitigate the adverse impacts of COVID-19 on … Continued

INTO Principals’ Seminars to recommence

08/09/2021

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) are delighted to announce that our popular principals’ seminars will recommence and be held throughout the country in the 2021-22 school year. These seminars have proven to be hugely popular and provide practical and effective support for school leaders. The topics will span a full range of issues from legal to conditions … Continued

Review of SET hours based on Exceptional Circumstances

06/09/2021

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) has last week launched a new application form for schools wishing to apply for a review of their SET allocation in mainstream classrooms, based on exceptional circumstances. Applications will be made online via the NCSE School Support Portal. The NCSE School Support Portal is the platform through which … Continued

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INTO launch Budget 2022 campaign – We can do better!

30/08/2021

As schools around the country reopen their doors, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has today launched a public campaign to secure critical investment in our primary and special schools. Following the publication of our pre-budget submission earlier in the summer, the union has set out four key areas of investment required from the forthcoming … Continued

INTO welcomes Education Committee report on bullying & cyberbullying

25/08/2021

The INTO notes the recent publication of the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science’s report on School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health

Joint statement: Teacher unions condemn failure to protect staff in early pregnancy

25/08/2021

With increasing concern in respect of very high rates of community infection and growing unease about the transmissibility of the delta variant being central to regular public health messages from NPHET, the three teacher unions are alarmed that this small cohort of the school workforce is being sent back to school settings prematurely, prior to getting the opportunity to achieve significant vaccine protection.