Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (449)

Michael McGrath

Question:

449. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in County Cork regarding registering with the Teaching Council will be examined; if the issue will be resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36410/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015 the Teaching Council is the body with statutory authority and responsibility for the regulation of the teaching profession in Ireland including the registration of teachers in the State.

The Council has established standards for post-qualification professional practice, as set out in Droichead, the new model of induction and probation for newly qualified primary and post-primary teachers.

The person in question should continue to liaise with the Teaching Council in relation to their requirements for registration.

Where a person has obtained their teaching qualifications in another Member State of the EU, Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications applies. This Directive deals with the recognition of professional qualifications across Member States. Where a person has obtained their teaching qualifications and is eligible to practice the profession in another Member State, they may apply to the Teaching Council to seek recognition of their qualifications in accordance with the provisions of the Directive. Once recognition is granted, the person may proceed to complete the remaining requirements to register with the Teaching Council.