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INTO acknowledges class size cuts are good news for primary

13/10/2020

The budget has provided for a reduction in the staffing schedule by one point to 25:1 in primary schools, by providing more than 300 new teaching posts...

Last chance to add your voice to our Budget 2021 campaign

09/10/2020

Add your voice to our Budget 2021 campaign by emailing your local TD and Senator today and share with peers in your community.

Wellbeing live events planned by Spectrum.Life

07/10/2020

Spectrum.Life, the current Employee Assistance Service provider, will run a series of weekly Wellbeing Live Events for school staff.

Covid-19 – latest updates

06/10/2020

The INTO meets with the education stakeholders and the Department of Education on a regular basis to raise the concerns of members and secure additional clarity and resources as required. A brief update on key issues is provided below.

INTO demands clarity on status of schools at Level 5

05/10/2020

Following the recommendation from NPHET that the country may need to enter Level 5 restrictions, INTO has called for an immediate public health review on the status of schools at this level.

Section 29 appeals – update

30/09/2020

The DES has published Circular 69/20 regarding appeals under section 29 of the Education Act. These new arrangements and procedures take effect from 12 November 2020.

INTO calls for the flu vaccine to be provided free of charge to teachers

30/09/2020

In its weekly engagement with the Department of Education this week, INTO called for all teachers to receive the flu vaccine free of charge to acknowledge their critical role in schools and protect the health of our school communities.

OECD report sets out benefits of lower class sizes

29/09/2020

The most recent report based on the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) sheds light on what makes a difference to children’s learning.

INTO calls time on supersized classes – Mary Magner

28/09/2020

If the government is committed to keeping schools open, so that parents can continue to work and support the economy, then class sizes need to be reduced.

Free mortgage and tax advisory webinar

25/09/2020

Following the success of the face to face seminars ITAS Accounting and EDUC Mortgages are delivering an online webinar for INTO members and their families.