The Teaching Council’s logo represents the core values of the teaching profession. It reflects the Council’s promotion of excellence and quality and the partnership between teachers, students, parents and others.
The three panels evoke qualities and practices integral to the teaching profession.
The tick mark represents the high standards of the profession in all aspects of practice and conduct.
The centre panel represents knowledge. The salmon is a reference to a tale from Irish mythology of the Bradán Feasa, the Salmon of Knowledge. The legend stated that the first person to taste this fish would be the wisest person in Ireland.
The series of circles represents collegiality, collaboration and cooperation between students, parents, teachers, Council members and others.
The three colours, red, blue and green, respectively symbolise optimism and positivity, education and integrity, and growth and stability.