Equality Conference

The INTO Equality Conference will take place in the Clayton Hotel in Wexford on Friday, 7 and Saturday, 8 February 2020. Delegates for this conference will be selected at the October branch meetings.

The theme of this conference will be The LGBT+ Inclusive School. The INTO Equality Committee will work closely with the INTO LGBT+ Teachers Group to conduct research and develop workshops on LGBT+ related themes within the primary and post-primary school context both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The conference will also premier a docufilm entitled The lived workplace experiences of LGBT+ teachers in Irish schools. This docufilm is being made with the support of a grant from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and will feature INTO LGBT+ teachers talking about their experiences of working in schools and the development and role of the INTO LGBT+ Teachers Group as advocates and activists for LGBT+ equality.

Equality Survey

To support the debate at the Equality Committee’s LGBT+ Inclusive School Conference we are seeking your views with regard to LGBT+ issues for teachers in our schools, the prevention of homophobic and transphobic bullying, understanding gender non-conformity and how LGBT+ identities can be included in our curriculum.

The survey is entirely anonymous and takes approximately 12–15 minutes to complete if you are non-LGBT+ and slightly longer if you are LGBT+.

  • If you are a Republic of Ireland member please click HERE to participate in this survey.
  • If you are a Northern Ireland member please click HERE to participate in this survey.

Please note that the survey will remain open until Monday, 23 December.

We really appreciate you taking the time to provide your views. If you have any queries please contact the INTO Equality Officer, Alison Gilliland, on alisong@into.ie.


Equality Conference 2016

The 2016 Consultative Conference on Equality took place in the The Heritage Killenard, County Laois, on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October.

The theme of the Conference was The Effect of Gender on Career Progression in Primary Teaching.

View the webcast archive here

Conference Booklet from the INTO Equality Conference 2016 (pdf)


Presentation by Tracie Tobin and Deirdre Fleming, INTO Equality Committee (Powerpoint)
The Impact of Gender on Career Progression in Primary Teaching

Presentation by Dr Maeve O’Brien, St Patricks College (Powerpoint)
The framing of gender inequality and how we read it

Presentation by Professor Pat O’Connor (Powerpoint)
Is gender relevant for primary school teachers?

Presentation by Dorothy Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College (Powerpoint)
Thinking about what is and what might be

Presentation by Anne Lyne, Hayes Solicitors (Powerpoint)
Gender discrimination from the legal perspective

Worksheet and Answers for Anne Lyne’s Presentation (pdf)
Gender discrimination from the legal perspective: Worksheet scenarios, and Gender discrimination from the legal perspective: Worksheet scenario answers

Presentation by Anne McElduff, INTO Assistant General Secretary (Powerpoint)
INTO and Gender Discrimination

Presentation by Louise Curtis, INTO Project Team on Pay Equality (Powerpoint)
Pay Inequality in Primary Teaching