The Council has published a guide to its functions, records, rules and practices in accordance with Sections 15 and 16 of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003. The publication facilitates access to official information held by the Teaching Council. It outlines the structure and functions of the Council; the services it provides and how they may be availed of; the classes of records the Council holds; and how to make a request to the Council under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003. It also includes details of the rules, procedures, practices and guidelines used by the Teaching Council in carrying out its work.
A number of the Council’s statutory functions, including those related to the induction and probation of new teachers, continuing professional development and Fitness to Teach matters, have yet to be commenced by way of Ministerial Order. As such they have not been included in the guide. As the relevant sections of the Teaching Council Act, 2001 come into effect, the guide will be updated accordingly
You may download the guide here. For a hard copy, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org