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Over 100 supply panels recruiting teachers

04/09/2020

The INTO has continued to work closely with the Department of Education to ensure that the network of supply panels nationwide will be fit for purpose. It will be crucial for schools to have ready access to fully qualified primary teachers to cover approved teacher absences this year.

INTO appears before the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

02/09/2020

INTO President Mary Magner and General Secretary John Boyle appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee this morning. The INTO team will discuss the latest developments in respect of the reopening of schools and the challenges which remain.

INTO launches TeacherConnect substitute service

31/08/2020

TeacherConnect is a brand-new member service which offers an enhanced service to members available for substitute work and to schools seeking to fill a substitute position.

Clarification secured for members with underlying medical conditions – Medmark  

29/08/2020

INTO sought a government intervention so that members can appeal their Medmark decisions in a timely manner and have the opinion of their treating doctors taken fully into account. On foot of representations, INTO has secured additional clarification on this matter.

Procedures to be followed for suspected/confirmed COVID-19 cases in primary schools

27/08/2020

The INTO has sought clarity, provided today by the Department of Education, on procedures to be followed for suspected/confirmed COVID-19 cases in primary or special schools.

Clarification on outstanding issues

26/08/2020

The INTO has been seeking clarification on a number of outstanding issues which we have raised with the Department of Education since the Roadmap For The Full Reopening of Primary and Special Schools was published a month ago. The department has clarified some matters.

INTO slams Medmark treatment of medically vulnerable members and calls for an urgent review of face coverings for pupils 

25/08/2020

INTO has noted that the World Health Organisation is now recommending that children aged six and older wear face masks and, in that context, calls on government to urgently review the HPSC guidance in relation to children wearing face coverings in certain circumstances.

INTO Queryline requests email queries where possible

20/08/2020

The INTO Queryline welcomes queries from members but is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of demand. We are anxious to assist members at this exceptional time and we have put additional resources, including staffing, in place to support this service...

INTO launches TeacherConnect substitute service

18/08/2020

TeacherConnect is a brand-new member service which offers an enhanced service to members available for substitute work and to schools seeking to fill a substitute position.

Reopening schools – updated FAQs for members

17/08/2020

INTO has reviewed all guidance issued by the Department of Education over the summer with respect to the reopening of our schools. We are now pleased to advise members that we have published a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions for members on our COVID-19 Support Hub.