Breast Cancer Awareness campaign moves online


Breast Cancer Ireland is providing a free 30-minute breast health presentation for all school staff. Book yours today...

INTO acknowledges class size cuts are good news for primary


The budget has provided for a reduction in the staffing schedule by one point to 25:1 in primary schools, by providing more than 300 new teaching posts...

Last chance to add your voice to our Budget 2021 campaign


Add your voice to our Budget 2021 campaign by emailing your local TD and Senator today and share with peers in your community.

Wellbeing live events planned by Spectrum.Life


Spectrum.Life, the current Employee Assistance Service provider, will run a series of weekly Wellbeing Live Events for school staff.

Covid-19 – latest updates


The INTO meets with the education stakeholders and the Department of Education on a regular basis to raise the concerns of members and secure additional clarity and resources as required. A brief update on key issues is provided below.

INTO demands clarity on status of schools at Level 5


Following the recommendation from NPHET that the country may need to enter Level 5 restrictions, INTO has called for an immediate public health review on the status of schools at this level.

Section 29 appeals – update


The DES has published Circular 69/20 regarding appeals under section 29 of the Education Act. These new arrangements and procedures take effect from 12 November 2020.

INTO calls for the flu vaccine to be provided free of charge to teachers


In its weekly engagement with the Department of Education this week, INTO called for all teachers to receive the flu vaccine free of charge to acknowledge their critical role in schools and protect the health of our school communities.

OECD report sets out benefits of lower class sizes


The most recent report based on the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) sheds light on what makes a difference to children’s learning.