INTO Special Education Conference Webcast


The INTO Special Education Conference 2022 will take place online on Saturday 12 February. The live stream of this event will be available to all members on the INTO website, from 10 am to 1.15 pm.  


DE publish Information Note 0002/2022


Following direction from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Department of Education (DE) has published Information Note 0002/2022, which details important changes to Covid-19 Special Leave with Pay.

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Closing date for Career Break, Job Share and Temporary Reassignment applications


A reminder that the deadline to apply for Career break, Job Share and Temporary Reassignment is today, Tuesday 1st February 2022. 

Teacher Refund Scheme 2021


The Teacher Fee Refund Scheme provides funding towards the cost of professional development courses, relevant and of benefit to schools, and that are subject to certification/award by an accreditation authority recognised by the DE.

Vacancy in INTO Head Office


Applications are invited for this fixed-term position (12  months from Sept. 2022). The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic, responsive and flexible team, committed to achieving INTO objectives especially in the area of direct service to members.

INTO Curriculum consultation – focus groups


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

DE Information Note updating Covid leave & working arrangements


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)


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


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


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.