The Teaching Council published the current version of the Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers on 20 June 2012. The Code sets out the standards of professional knowledge, skill, competence and conduct which are expected of registered teachers. The standards are underpinned by four core values – respect, care, integrity and trust, and reflect the complexity of teaching.
A copy of the Code has been posted to every registered teacher. Teachers should ensure that they are familiar with the Code.
On commencement of Part 5 (Fitness to Teach), an updated version of the Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers will be published and brought to the attention of registered teachers. The updated version will incorporate the relevant amendments to the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015.