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Student teachers will be deployed to fill vacant teaching roles in schools across the north west.   As many as 4,000 student teachers will serve as substitute teachers all over the country from as early as next week.   A union representing primary school teachers says students are putting on…

A North West teaching official is warning that soaring Covid-19 transmission rates and a substitution crisis has primary schools ‘creaking at the seams.   A survey of around a quarter of primary schools has found that 605 teachers were Covid-positive in the first two weeks in November.   In almost…

A North West teaching union official says members of his union are ‘terrified’ about the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in school children.   The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says cases have increased from 3,000 to 8,000 in the space of five weeks.   It comes as the Department considers…

A Donegal teacher and General Secretary of a major teachers union has welcomed steps in yesterday’s budget aimed at reducing class sizes.   9.2 billion euro will be spent on education next year, which will include employing 1,165 extra special needs assistants and 980 additional teachers.   4 million euro…

A Donegal teacher and General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation is warning health officials in relation to the new contact tracing rules which have been introduced for schools. From yesterday primary school children will not have to restrict their movements if they come into contact with someone that…

The Donegal born General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says a large-scale public awareness campaign would help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in schools: The HSE’s testing and tracing system is under pressure after 28 thousand children presented for PCR tests in the past seven days. Tthe INTO…