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  • Nominations for President, Vice President and National Committees

    The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) wishes to advise members of the following nominations received by the union for the positions of President, Vice President and National Committees for the forthcoming term.

  • Reproductive Health Related Matters

    The INTO Equality Committee undertook research into members experiences of managing reproductive health related matters during work time. A total of 2,271 responses were received: 92% of respondents were female Respondents came from across all counties with 26% from Dublin 40% had never physically experienced a reproductive health related issue but of these 20% had … Continued

  • Menstrual and Menopausal Welfare

    Menopause Awareness in Schools Webinar – Catherine O’Keefe (Wellness Warrior) Stop the Stigma Ireland’s largest trade unions have called for employers and the Government to implement mandatory workplace menstrual and menopausal policies. The newly formed trade union campaign, ‘Stop the Stigma’ launched its position paper in Leinster House on the 25 October 2023. The paper includes extensive research and contains a suite of draft workplace policies … Continued

  • INTO Pride Flag Campaign 

    The INTO will continue to run the successful Pride Flag Campaign in 2024. The presentation and raising of the flag is a symbol of the commitment of the union and all primary teachers and principals to ensure our schools are inclusive spaces for all. Primary, post-primary and special schools under various patronages have participated in … Continued

  • Recruitment and Appointment of the Principal Teacher

    On the Move - InTouch Article June 2023   Eligibility for Appointment to the Post of Principal On application for the post of Principal Teacher the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria for the setting in which the vacancy arises. Setting Teaching Council (Registration) Regulations 2009 and Service Requirements Primary schools with less than 80 … Continued

  • National demonstration for Palestine this Saturday

    The INTO in partnership with Education International, is assisting Palestinian teachers striving to provide vital socio-emotional supports to their students, children who are traumatised by the ongoing war, loss and mass displacement.

  • Pay Scales

    Appointed prior to 01-01-2011 Point on scale Salary at 01/03/2023 Salary at 01/10/2023 1 €38,637 €39,387 2 €39,480 €40,230 3 €40,669 €41,419 4 €41,862 €42,612 5 €43,711 €44,461 6 €44,909 €45,659 7 €46,106 €46,856 8 €49,121 €49,871 9 €50,628 €51,387 10 €52,437 €53,224 11 €54,252 €55,066 12 €56,091 €56,932 13 €57,630 €58,494 14 €59,668 €60,563 … Continued

  • Staffing for 2024/2025

    The Department of Education issued a new staffing circular on 6 February. the following are its key provisions. Circular 0011/2024 published 6 February 2024 outlines the staffing arrangements for primary schools in the 2024/25 school year and includes the primary staffing schedules for ordinary schools, gaelscoileanna, Gaeltacht and DEIS Urban Band One schools. Frequently Asked Questions … Continued

  • Department of Education publishes staffing circular

    The INTO welcomes Circular 0011/2024 which has been published today. The Circular outlines the staffing arrangements for primary schools in the 2024/25 school year.

  • SET allocation ignores important considerations

    Many schools around the country will be deeply concerned about the contents of DE Circular 0002/2024, which details changes to the model for allocating Special Education Teaching (SET) hours.

  • School Tours

    Schools may be closed for one day in the school year for the purpose of an educational tour with the permission of the board of management. At least 25% of the enrolment of the school must on the tour before the school can close. The school roll need not be marked for that day. The … Continued

  • Exciting opportunity to work in INTO Head Office

    The INTO invites applications for two positions as paid interns for the school year 2024/2025. Persons appointed will be located for work purposes in INTO Head Office in Dublin.

  • INTO statement on erroneous publication of staffing arrangements

    The erroneous uploading of documents relating to staffing on DE’s website last night has grossly infringed primary principals’ right to disconnect…

  • Northern Conference

    What is Northern Conference? Northern Conference is an Annual Regional Conference held in Northern Ireland.  Northern Conference sets the agenda for INTO in the north, and each year sets the work programme for the Northern Committee and the Officials of the union for the coming year. When is the next Northern Conference? Northern Conference 2024 … Continued

  • Sick Leave

    Publication of Circular 13/2024 – Sick Leave Scheme On 1 February 2024, the Department of Education published circular 13/2024, Sick Leave Scheme for Registered Teachers Employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools, here (PDF). Key changes in circular 13/2024 include: The introduction of a three-day waiting period for the payment of temporary rehabilitation remuneration … Continued

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  • Retirement Planning

    Updated September 2023 Retirement brings change.  Taking the time to consider the changes and how to handle them will help you plan and take control of your future.  The INTO endeavours to assist our members in understanding what to expect from retirement and in helping with the preparation required. INTO Retirement Planning Seminars and Webinars … Continued

  • INTO recommends acceptance of government pay offer

    The Central Executive Committee of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has today decided to formally recommend the proposed public sector pay agreement to members of the union. The executive has also authorised the union to conduct a ballot of the membership, with an online vote to take place from the 4 to 14 March.

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  • Return to power-sharing a welcome development

    The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has today welcomed news reports that the DUP will seek to re-enter power-sharing in Northern Ireland.