The Teaching Council

The Teaching Council has been advised by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) that Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act, 2001 will be commenced in the coming school year.

Section 30 provides that:

A person who is employed as a teacher in a recognised school but —

(a) is not a registered teacher, or

(b) is removed or suspended from the register under Part 5,

shall not be remunerated by the school in respect of his or her employment out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

There are currently more than 70,000 teachers registered with The Teaching Council. Teachers wishing to register should note that the registration process involves Garda vetting, the submission of qualification transcripts, and other supporting information. This move effectively means that non-qualified teachers will not be paid for teaching in schools from next September. Likewise, teachers who have let their registration lapse will also not be paid.

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