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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...

Flags for Frontline Heroes Campaign 

31/03/2020

IPPN, INTO, NAPD, TUI and ASTI  are proposing that as a show of support for those workers and volunteers on front lines at this critical time, all children who have a flag in their county or club colours...

School Meals Scheme – important update

30/03/2020

Following the latest restrictions announced by the Government on Friday, The DES have confirmed that either An Post or local community/voluntary groups via a Community Champion in each County may assist schools with the delivery of food to vulnerable pupils under the scheme...

New circular (0024/2020) delay phase arrangements

27/03/2020

The Department of Education and Skills have issued the following circular today (0024/2020), which sets out the additional guidance on leave arrangements as a result of the current pandemic...

Confidential counselling and support

27/03/2020

At this uncertain time, the INTO would like to remind its members and their families that there is an Employee Assistance service available to them through Inspire Wellbeing...

DES payroll division – business contingency arrangements

27/03/2020

The DES has implemented remote working for staff in its payroll division. In line with this decision, it is not currently possible for the DES to operate telephone lines. Please email your queries to the designated payroll email address...