Presentation on theme: "Presentation to Teacher Education Students about the Teaching Council and the process of registration (including Garda vetting)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presentation to Teacher Education Students about the Teaching Council and the process of registration (including Garda vetting)
2 What’s this presentation about? Professionally-led RegulationRole and Functions of the Teaching CouncilThe NQT Registration ProcessQuestion and Answer Session
3 What is a Regulated Profession? A regulated profession is responsible forEntry standards and qualifications required to practiceKnowledge skills and competence requiredEthical standards and rules of conductPolicing its own ranksHallmarks of a profession – skills, integrity, trustProfessional bodies are accountable to the public and are responsible for the standing of the profession as a wholeProfessional bodies have different functions to unions
4 BackgroundInternational trends towards professional and occupational regulationTeachers, Unions, Parents, Management bodies, and others have looked for the establishment of a self-regulating body for teaching in Ireland for over 40 years.Why? Ownership of the profession in the profession; maintain and enhance public trust
5 About Us Set up and governed by Teaching Council Act, 2001 Established on 28 March, 200637 members22 Teachers4 from Colleges, 4 School management2 Parents Associations, 5 Ministerial nomineesCommittee Structure Registration, Education, Finance, Executive, Audit, Investigating & Disciplinary
6 Statutory Functions Other Functions Pre-Registration Registration Standards of EntryTeacher Education ProgrammesRegistrationRecognition of QualificationsRegister of TeachersPost-RegistrationInductionProbationCodes of ConductCPD*Fitness to* PracticeOther FunctionsResearchAdvising the MinisterRepresenting the Teaching ProfessionCooperating with GTCNIStatutory Functions
7 Teacher EducationReview & Accreditation of Programmes of Teacher EducationDeveloping a Policy on the Continuum of Teacher EducationInitial Teacher EducationInductionContinuing Professional Development
8 Registration Requirements Teaching Council [Registration] RegulationsIntroduced in November 2009Superseded previous arrangementsNFQ Level 8 profession required from April 2013 – all sectors…Teaching qualification required from April 2013 – all sectors…Register of Teachers Established79,000 currently registered (Nov. 2012)Almost 4,000 NQTs added each year
9 Registration Full registration Conditional registration when all registration requirements have been metConditional registrationwhere one or more registration requirements have not been met but the applicant is allowed onto the Register providing they remedy the shortfall within a specified periodTeaching Service ConditionsInduction, Probation or Post Qualification Employment (PQE)Qualification Conditions (generally applied to those who qualify outside of Ireland)Irish Language Requirement (primary), History and Structure of Irish Education System (post-primary)
10 Condition of Induction Induction takes place during that critical period at the beginning of the newly qualified teacher’s careerThe Out of School Workshop Programme now mandatory for all NQTSFor further details:
11 Condition of Probation (Primary) All newly qualified primary teachers are registered with this conditionService requirement – Minimum 100 days (2 x 50 or 1 x 100) teaching service (post qualification)Professional Competence Requirement - satisfactory report from the InspectorateForm C - when the requirements have been met, the teacher completes and returns Form C to the Council.Condition is removed when proof of Service and Competence requirements is received by the Council (i.e. Form C)
12 Post Qualification Employment (PQE) (Post-Primary) All newly qualified post-primary teachers are registered with this conditionService - proof of minimum 300 hours teaching serviceForm B – must be completed by the teacher and countersigned by the School Principal for each period of teaching serviceCondition is removed when proof of 300 hours service is received by the Council (i.e. Form B)Timeframe extensions may be granted in extenuating circumstancesThe requirements of PQE can be met abroad
13 Registration and Subjects (Post-Primary) Subjects are determined at the time of registration based on degree transcripts meeting subject criteria – Not the ‘Autoquals’ list.In most subjects the Council is seeking to establish that there is a minimum 54 ECTS Credits coverage of a curricular subject in the degree.Applicants can take further subject modules to make up for any shortfalls that exist in the coverage of the subject in their degree.
14 Registration Timeline for NQTs TodayComplete the pink Consent Form and return it as per instructions given todayAllows your college to send us your details and resultsWithin the next monthComplete the blue Garda Vetting Form and post it to the Council ASAP.Complete the yellow Character Reference Form and retainJuly 2013 (when you have passed your exams)Teaching Council will invite you to register by sending you the NQT Registration Application FormAugust 2013Expect confirmation of becoming a Registered Teacher – congratulations!With your Registration Number and Garda Vetting completed, you can be employed as a Registered Teacher.
15 Remember…Pink Consent Form - return it as per instructions given todayCharacter Reference Form – complete it ASAP and retain safely for submission with your NQT Registration Application FormVetting Application Form – complete it ASAP and send it to the Teaching Council.
16 Requirement to be registered and vetted for employment Section 30 – The requirement to be registeredCirculars of the Department of Education and Skills
17 Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Contact Details@TeachingCouncilLoCall:T:The Teaching Council,Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare