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Schools to remain closed until further notice

10/04/2020

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today announced that primary schools will remain closed until further notice...

Deadline for job share and career break applications 

09/04/2020

INTO members are reminded that job share and career break applications for next year may be withdrawn until 14 April, under the terms of circular 54/2019...

INTO condemns lack of consultation on school continuity guidance

03/04/2020

It is wholly unacceptable that this important document should have been published without any consultation with the union representing primary school teachers and principals, despite our repeated offers to aid the department...

New SNA allocation model deferred following calls from INTO  

03/04/2020

Yesterday, the Minister for Education & Skills Joe McHugh TD announced that the planned new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants has been deferred for one year, commencing in September 2021...

Pupils at heart of creative and determined approach to remote learning – Maynooth study

03/04/2020

Academics Jolanta Burke, Ph.D., CPsychol. & Majella Dempsey published the findings of an extensive survey exploring how schools are adapting to the life under COVID-19...

Lessons for teachers on working from home

03/04/2020

INTO acknowledges and commends the trojan work of teachers across the country and the professional way our members have responded swiftly to the current crisis...

Return of staffing forms and documentation during the closure

02/04/2020

The DES has informed us that the date for return of forms and documentation related to the Staffing Circular (Main Panel Application Forms, CID forms, Staffing Appeals Applications) has been extended to 3 April (from 27 March). INTO encourages principals and teachers to complete and return these forms by this date, to ensure minimum disruption to the redeployment process...

Supporting the most vulnerable in society

02/04/2020

In the area of education, the impact was felt immediately by all young people and their families but unfortunately, the harsh reality is that it is the most vulnerable in our society who suffer most. Protecting our most at-risk and helpless families during these unsettling times is imperative....

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...