Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (97)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy


97. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase the time between when a new teacher is required to register and when he or she must complete probation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29481/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Access to the profession of teaching in recognised schools in Ireland is regulated. The Teaching Council is the designated authority for the regulation of the profession. Section 7(2)(f) and Section 7(2)(g) of the Teaching Council Act 2001 were commenced on 1 September 2012, conferring responsibility for induction and probation procedures on the Teaching Council. The Teaching Council's policy on probation is available on the Council's website. Decisions regarding the development of the probation process in the future will be taken in accordance of the policy currently being developed by the Teaching Council through the Droichead pilot programme.

Questions Nos. 98 and 99 answered with Question No. 94.