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The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is a statutory body which plays an important role in supporting the education system in delivering quality education at a time of significant change.
Under the Haddington Road Agreement and as stated in Circular 0006/2014, participation in the Supervision and Substitution scheme is compulsory for all teachers, save for those who availed of the opt-out arrangement. As a result, a gross additional payment of €1,592 is to be included in the Common Basic Scale for teachers in two moieties. The first moiety was included in the scale on 1 September 2016. Under Circular 54/2017, the second moiety of €796 will be included in the scale from 1 September 2017.

Leaving Certificate not a final stop - TUI

By piofficer Wednesday, 16th August 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results and advised them to look at continuing their education in areas that they are passionate about.
Due to seasonal high volumes, the Teaching Council is urging that those starting employment or changing posts in September apply for vetting now. Click here for full details.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment is the statutory body which advises the Minister for Education and Skills on curriculum and assessment for early childhood, primary and post-primary education.

FEMPI legislation must be repealed

By piofficer Monday, 10th July 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has again called for immediate repeal of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act (FEMPI) legislation. The union has campaigned against the emergency legislation in a variety of fora since its imposition.
Motion 42 on investment in education, proposed by TUI at ICTU's Biennial Delegate Conference 2017 this week, was unanimously passed.

Gerry Quinn resigns as Chair of the Teaching Council

By piofficer Friday, 30th June 2017 | 0 comments
Gerry Quinn, TUI nominee to the Teaching Council has resigned as the Chair of the Council due to its decision not to use a publicly advertised recruitment/interview process for the appointment to the position of Director of the Teaching Council. 

Supervision and substitution scheme - Opt-out and Opt-in

By piofficer Thursday, 22nd June 2017 | 0 comments
Circular letter 47/2017, which sets out another opportunity for TUI members to Opt-out and Opt-in of the S&S Scheme, has just issued.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is inviting applications for five Education Officer posts. Click here for full details.
A large majority (74%) of TUI members in the Third Level sector today voted to accept the TUI, DES and THEA Agreement of May 2017 on Technological Universities.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) this evening unanimously decided to recommend rejection of the draft Public Service Stability Agreement.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will meet this evening to discuss the proposed new public service agreement which was finalised between union and Government representatives early this morning.
TUI President, Joanne Irwin, has wished students the best of luck in the State Exams.

A gentle reminder...

By piofficer Tuesday, 6th June 2017 | 0 comments
The ballot on the proposed TUI, DES and THEA Agreement, May 2017, on Technological Universities, closes on Tuesday next, 13th June, 2017, at 5.00pm.

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Result of Election for Vice-President

Barry Williams elected as Vice-President
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