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Information Note – updated working and leave arrangements

07/12/2021

Following the provision of updated HSE guidance, the Department of Education (DE) has today published a revised version of Information Note 0027/2021 originally published yesterday. The note advises of updated working and leave arrangements that will apply under specific circumstances. Some of the updates include: Special Leave with Pay: This remains available in circumstances where a … Continued

Renewal of Registration with the Teaching Council

07/12/2021

Members are reminded to renew their registration with the Teaching Council before their current period of registration expires.

Storm Barra – Schools in several counties urged to close tomorrow

06/12/2021

The Department of Education is advising schools in the above counties to close tomorrow, and for schools in other counties to keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings should their county be added to these designations...

FAQs on Face Coverings Guidance

01/12/2021

The INTO has produced updated FAQ’s on the latest guidance on the use of face coverings. The questions reflect those raised by members with the union today. We will continue to keep the guidance under review and provide additional updates to members when they become available.

Clear and sensible guidance on face masks essential for primary schools

30/11/2021

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) acknowledges the decision taken by Government today to recommend the wearing of face masks to pupils from third to sixth classes in primary schools. 

Update

Member update: Antigen testing guidance, vaccination of children, ventilation clarification

26/11/2021

Further to the update provided earlier this week (Weds 24 Nov), the INTO has detailed subsequent, latest developments for members following clarification on various issues. 

Member update – antigen tests, public health, student-teachers, inspections

24/11/2021

The INTO, along with post-primary teacher unions and school management, met Department of Education officials and representatives of the HPSC and HSE this morning.

Applications now open for new Supplementary Panel

24/11/2021

The Supplementary Panel Circular 0057/2021 was published earlier today, which sets out the conditions and application process for the access to the Supplementary Panel for recruitment to permanent positions arising in 2022/23. INTO are facilitating a Supplementary Panel Webinar on Wednesday (1 December) from 3.15 – 4.30pm. This webinar will be delivered by Ashling Lynch … Continued

INTO welcomes additional measures to alleviate substitution crisis in schools

23/11/2021

The INTO welcomes the measures being proposed in Information Note SD 0001/2021 sent to schools by the Department of Education.

INTO snapshot survey – COVID-19 and substitution

22/11/2021

From Tuesday, 16 November 2021 to Thursday 18 November 2021, the union conducted a snapshot survey of 3,100 school principals across the country to assess the level of Covid-19 infection they were aware of in their school community and the extent of the substitution crisis...