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Updated Working and Leave Arrangements for Teachers - new Department information note

By piofficer 06 Dec 2021 | 0 comments
Information Note TC 0027/2021 titled ‘COVID-19: Updated Working and Leave Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools – 2021/22 school year’ has been published on the Department’s website at gov.ie link: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/c9681-covid-19-index-of-all-publications-issued-by-department-of-education/

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Measures to increase the availability of substitutes for post primary schools for 2021/2022

By piofficer 29 Nov 2021 | 0 comments
The Department of Education has published Information Note SD 0002/2021, Measures to increase the availability of substitutes for post primary schools for 2021/2022 The note sets out arrangements that have been put in place to assist with the availability of substitutes until the February 2022 mid-term break, when it will be reviewed. Click here to downloadIn addition, the Department has published Information Note 26/2021, Temporary Covid-19 emergency substitution arrangements for Post Primary schools.The temporary, voluntary arrangement will allow teachers already working in schools to provide substitute cover in addition to the maximum number of 22 hours teaching a week. Additional payment will be provided, as detailed in the note.  Click here to download. 

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Latest TUI News magazine - Volume 44, Number 2

By piofficer 11 Nov 2021 | 0 comments
Click here to download the latest TUI News magazine, which includes an overview of the latest OECD Education At A Glance across the sectors, the findings of a new survey on teacher recruitment and retention problems in second level schools, information on Annual Congress 2022 and TUI’s address to the Oireachtas on Leaving Certificate reform.

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TUI addresses Oireachtas on Leaving Certificate reform

By piofficer 05 Oct 2021 | 0 comments
Addressing today's Joint Committee on Education, Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science on Leaving Certificate Reform, TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie said that Senior Cycle review is an opportunity for the political system to respond positively to TUI’s call for an adequately funded, high quality public education system that caters for the needs of a very diverse student body. 'TUI’s position is clear and unambiguous,' he said. 'State  certification enjoys public trust. TUI members are fundamentally opposed to assessing their own students for State certification. External assessment by the SEC must be retained.'    He also said that changes to assessment models must be based on sound educational principles rather than 'the unreliable weathervane of populist commentary.'

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