Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Teaching Council of Ireland

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a Teaching Council number for a person (details supplied). [10720/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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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. 

Teachers whose applications meet all the necessary requirements are registered by the Teaching Council under Section 31 of the Teaching Council Act and the Teaching Council (Registration) Regulations 2016.

The person referred to by the Deputy should continue to liaise directly with the Teaching Council and follow their guidance regarding their registration. Given the nature of the current crisis, delays in processing applications should be expected. Applicants for registration are asked to ensure that all forms and supporting documentation submitted are correct and fully completed in advance of submission, as otherwise this leads to additional unnecessary delays.


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