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If you are a teacher it’s a legal requirement to register with the Teaching Council in order to receive a salary paid by the State. This ensures all teachers are qualified, capable and ethical professionals.
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All teachers are legally required to be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau. It is the role of the Teaching Council to administer vetting for teachers in Ireland.
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The Teaching Council is responsible for promoting high professional standards in teaching, for the benefit of pupils and students, and the profession.
Your comprehensive hub for all things related to teaching and education. You will find a wealth of valuable resources to support your journey as an educator, including insightful research in schools, an extensive collection of resources to explore and an online library for registered teachers.
The Teaching Council is the regulator of the teaching profession in Ireland. Our role is to protect the public by promoting and regulating professional standards in teaching.
Read the latest news from the Teaching Council.
Teaching Council introduces new process to support teachers seeking to return to the register
The Teaching Council hosts research event to celebrate RSF recipients
On Friday, 12 January, the Teaching Council held a research event to celebrate the work of teacher-researchers and HEI representatives who participated in the…
The Teaching Council publishes its annual report 2022/2023
The Teaching Council has today launched its Annual Report for the 2022/2023 year. The report details the Council’s progress between 28 March 2022 and…
Ireland’s national Register of Teachers grows to 121,405
The regulator for the teaching profession, the Teaching Council confirmed today that there are now over 121,405 teachers on the national register of teachers,…
Droichead Temporary Measure – additional pathways for primary NQTs to complete Droichead
The Teaching Council has introduced a timebound measure to enable primary newly qualified teachers (NQTs) employed on Supply Panels or in Principal Release Time…
Free online library for registered teachers
The Teaching Council provides all registered teachers with free access to an online library of research journals, articles and eBooks.
Teaching Council welcomes European Commission and OECD study on school community engagement in Ireland
The Teaching Council has welcomed the launch of a European Commission and OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) report on local school community…
Next History and Structure (H&S) exam will be held on Saturday, 11 November.
The History and Structure (H&S) examination is required when, an applicant for registration as a post-primary teacher has completed a programme of teacher education…
Election of members to the Teaching Council
The term of office of registered teachers elected to the current Teaching Council comes to an end in April 2024.
Get your ticket for FÉILTE 2023!
Limited tickets are still available for this year’s FÉILTE, which will take place on Saturday 7 October, in Holy Family Schools, Portlaoise, from 9…
Teaching Council welcomes 3,105 newly qualified teachers to the national Register of Teachers
The Teaching Council has welcomed 3,105 newly qualified teachers to the national Register of Teachers and has congratulated and wished each of the newly…
Commencement of Teaching Council Regulations 2023
There are currently over 118,000 teachers registered with the Teaching Council which is the professional standards body for the teaching profession. The Teaching Council…