As part of our ongoing Curriculum Consultation, the INTO has organised a focus group discussion to allow members share their responses to the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework. This focus group will be hosted online on Wednesday, 25 November from 7–8:30pm.
Over the course of the last week, on your behalf, INTO has again met with the Department of Education and NPHET. INTO also provided evidence to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
General Secretary John Boyle today emphasised the urgent need for more robust and tangible Government support and funding for INTO members and the primary sector when addressing an Oireachtas Committee hearing.
In 2019, the government provided us with a statement of intent to finally resolve pay equality within the next public sector pay agreement. Tomorrow we will take this opportunity to restate to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science our commitment to ending pay inequality once and for all.
The deadline for declaration of candidacy for election to the Central Executive Committee, Education Committee, National Appeals Panel and Benefit Funds Committee (Divisions 1 & 2) is fast approaching. Members should provide notice – in writing – of their intention to be a candidate for any of the above to the General Secretary no later than 5pm on December 1st.
Registration is now open for the INTO Retirement Planning webinar on Saturday, 28 November. This webinar is delivered by our team of experts and is specifically tailored for primary teachers who are contemplating retirement.
INTO has outlined its priorities under the goals identified by the DE, and noted the commitments in the programme for government in areas including curriculum, special education, educational disadvantage, school leadership and reducing class sizes.
The INTO Central Executive Committee today noted the latest outcome of engagement with the public health authorities and the Department of Education. Latest developments relate to the Department's public awareness campaign, high-risk teachers and ventilation.
INTO is holding an online panel discussion on Saturday, 14 November 2020 based on the theme of distance learning. Members are now invited to register for the webinar.
The nomination process in the election for the Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer has been completed with both candidates being sufficiently nominated.