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Primary Online Database - School Data Collection FAQs
Tuesday, 16 October 18
DES clarification on school data collection via Primary Online Database (POD)

Díospóireacht - An Ghaeilge agus an Múinteoir Náisiúnta
Tuesday, 16 October 18
Beidh díospóireacht á eagrú ag Cumann Múinteoirí Éireann i gcomhar le hInstitiúid Oideachais Marino anocht i Marino. ‘An Ghaeilge agus an Múinteoir Náisiúnta’ an téama atá i gceist. Déanfar an díospóireacht a chraoladh beo ar líne.

New Education Minister Appointed: Joe McHugh
Monday, 15 October 18
On Saturday 13 October 2018 an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appointed Joe McHugh as Minister for Education and Skills

#INTOExplains Podcast - Exploring the Current Pay Agreement
Wednesday, 10 October 18
Panel includes Joe Killeen (President, INTO), Sheila Nunan (General Secretary, INTO) and Noel Ward (Deputy General Secretary, INTO). Moderated by David Geary, Head of Communications at the INTO.

Budget Fails to Deliver Budget Boost for Primary Education
Tuesday, 9 October 18
While there has been a modest restoration, primary school teachers and parents have been let down by this inadequate increase in the capitation grant. Schools will be relieved that the Minor Work grant will be paid in December or early January every year and for the coming years.

INTO publishes Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions
Monday, 8 October 18
An informational ‘Eolas’ is landing in schools this week, detailing the pay agreement struck between the public sector unions (including the INTO) and government on new entrant pay

INTO publishes Irish version of Eolas
Monday, 8 October 18
Tuilleadh eolas ar an chomhaontú.

TIMSS 2019 – 150 Primary Schools Selected for High-Profile International Study of Maths and Science
Thursday, 4 October 18
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is a comparative study of maths and science achievement at both primary (Fourth Class) and post-primary (Second Year) levels.

Applications for INTO Membership and Issuing of Ballot Papers on PSSA/Pay Equality Proposals
Monday, 1 October 18
Ballot papers to issue this week

Re-vetting of Teachers with GCVU Vetting Letters
Monday, 1 October 18
Teachers previously vetted under GCVU will need to obtain vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau.

Free Mortgage and Tax Advisory Seminar for INTO Members and their families
Wednesday, 3 October 18
With the success of previous seminars held, INTO are delighted to confirm we are running further FREE joint seminars for INTO members and their families.

INTO CEC Launches LGBT+ Staffroom Poster Created By INTO LGBT Teachers' Group
Friday, 28 September 18
Make your LGBT+ colleagues feel welcome and included. Please display this ‘LGBT+ Inclusive Staffroom’ poster in a prominent place in the staffroom.

DES Child Protection FAQ and Templates
Wednesday, 26 September 18
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has just published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Principals and Boards of Management of Primary and Post Primary Schools.

Significant Progress on New Entrant Pay
Monday, 24 September 18
Following sustained negotiations, INTO CEC briefed on outcome.

Breastfeeding breaks for teachers
Friday, 21 September 18
Circular 0060/2018 'Breastfeeding breaks for registered teachers in primary and post primary schools' released today

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