Thursday, 9 September 2021

Ceisteanna (649)

Mary Butler

Ceist:

649. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43194/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

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

It is a function of the Council under the Teaching Council Acts (s7(2)) to act as the competent authority for recognition of qualifications obtained by a person who has applied under this Act for registration as a teacher. In accordance with the EU Directive 2005/36/EC, the qualifications of teachers who qualified outside of the ROI are assessed to ensure they are of a comparable standard to those achieved by graduates of accredited programmes in Ireland.

The person referred to by the Deputy should continue to liaise directly with the Teaching Council and follow their guidance regarding their registration.