The Teaching Council is the body with statutory responsibility for the registration of teachers in Ireland. Teachers are registered by the Council in accordance with the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2009 or Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2016 as appropriate. A copy of these regulations and full details about how newly qualified and other teachers may apply to the Council for registration may be found on www.teachingcouncil.ie.
The Council has statutory responsibility for policy on post-qualification professional practice and must ensure that appropriate procedures and criteria are developed.
The Limerick Education Centre (LEC) administers the details of primary teachers who are in positions to complete their post-qualification professional practice through the Traditional method (Probation) on behalf of the Inspectorate of Department of Education & Skills. The Teaching Council administers all aspects of the Droichead process.
The Teaching Council's document relating to the post-qualification professional practice procedures & criteria for 2019/20 is available on the Teaching Council's website under Publications.
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Have you Questions?
Should you wish to contact Limerick Education Centre with any queries on completing your post-qualification professional practice through the traditional process with the Inspectorate, you can contact Jenny Delaney on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 061 585060 ext 4.
If you have any questions regarding the Droichead process, please contact the Teaching Council.