Latest InTouch now live


The latest issue of InTouch magazine is now available on the INTO website.Given the current school closures, this issue is digital-only and features:The gene...

INTO Principals’ Webinar: The Framework for Reopening Special Schools and Special Classes 


The INTO will hold a principals' webinar on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 from 3-4pm. This webinar is free and for principals only. The title of this webinar is t...

Flexible leave information note published – partial reopening of special schools and classes 


Following intensive negotiations with the INTO last week, the Department of Education has today published Information Note 01/21 in relation to teachers, who...

Guidance published – phased return of special  schools and special classes  


INTO expected that guidance would issue from the Department of Education yesterday in respect of the phased reopening of special  schools and special classes. We now understand that the guidance has been relayed to school principals today (3 Feb) and we are sharing it here too. We believe this delay was unhelpful and we have relayed the strong concerns of this union to the department this afternoon.


Clarification: Primary Education Change Agenda within Building Momentum


Members will today receive their electronic votes on the proposed new public service agreement, ‘Building Momentum, 2021-22’. Polling closes next Tuesday...

Member video – Key talking points and Q&A on the proposed pay agreement  


Earlier today, we had planned to deliver a live event on our Facebook channel to allow members to ask questions about the ballot on the proposed public secto...

Plans and protocols for partial and phased resumption of special schools and special classes


Over the last two weeks, the INTO has participated in intensive engagement with the Department of Education and Fórsa. The Central Executive Committee of INTO has considered detailed proposals on a slow, phased and partial resumption of special education from mid-February.

Spectrum.Life to launch Digital Wellbeing Series and Digital Gym 


Spectrum.Life, the current employee assistance service provider, are launching a Digital Wellbeing Series and Digital Gym which INTO members can access fr...

Department updates schools on planning for education sector


The INTO has been advised that the Department of Education has this morning written to principals. In this letter the department notified schools that the Go...