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Returning Main Panel application forms

28/04/2020

INTO has been advised that a large number of schools, which are due to lose a teacher, have not returned Main Panel application forms...

New Circular – SNA allocations for 2020/21 school year

27/04/2020

Circular 0030/2020 has issued regarding the allocation of SNAs for the school year 2020/21. All schools will retain their current allocation. Schools that require additional SNAs can seek an exceptional review...

Addenda to Section 29 appeal procedures

27/04/2020

The Department of Education and Skills has published addenda to the procedures for hearing and determining appeals pursuant to Section 29 of the Education Act. The addenda for DES and ETB schools contain alternative arrangements for hearings during the current Covid-19 crisis and are operational with immediate effect...

Cancellation of standardised testing for primary schools

27/04/2020

The Department of Education and Skills has made the decision to cancel Standardised Testing for primary schools for the 2019/2020 school year...

INTO engagement and public health advice key factors in any decision to re-open schools

23/04/2020

Any decision to re-open our primary schools must be led by public health advice. Engagement with workers and their unions must take place in advance...

Main Panels delayed

21/04/2020

INTO has been advised that the main panels will be delayed as a large number of schools have not returned Main Panel application forms. INTO reminds schools that securing main panel rights for teachers is extremely important. Delays in the panel will impact on making appointments to schools for the 20/21 school year...

COVID-19 pandemic payment – substitute teachers

20/04/2020

INTO has raised concerns about substitute teachers who may be unable to access paid work during the current pandemic. Following these representations, the Department of Education and Skills provided a clarification in this respect...

Support for teachers at primary level

20/04/2020

As schools await further instruction from Government in line with Public Health advice, teachers are unsure of how events will unfold over the coming weeks and must plan accordingly. INTO have compiled this guidance for teachers as we return to formal provision of education following the school closure...

INTO publish COVID-19 FAQs for school leaders

20/04/2020

Leading a school in these circumstances is a challenging task, and principals continue to require ongoing support in carrying out their work. INTO has gathered together Frequently Asked Questions to assist them. Individual queries can also be dealt with by the INTO Query team, who can be contacted by email...

INTO welcomes deferral of new SNA allocation model

17/04/2020

The Department of Education and Skills have confirmed the deferral of the new front-loading model for the allocation of Special Needs Assistants...