Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (265)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

265. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for a Teaching Council number by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21065/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

In order to become registered with the Teaching Council a teacher must submit an original signed application form, provide additional qualification related documentation and complete the vetting process. The Council requests that only certified copies should be submitted for identification documents and transcripts of qualifications. On receipt of an application Council staff review the submitted documentation and, if required, write to the applicant regarding missing or incorrect documentation.

The Council is the independent regulatory body with statutory authority for the professional regulation of teachers in this State. My Department does not have any direct involvement in the registration of teachers by the Council.

Registration decisions are therefore a matter for the Teaching Council and the person referred to by the Deputy should continue to liaise directly with the Council regarding his application.