- Dec 12, 2009
These are serious matters, leading to investigations, hearings, discipline and, in extreme cases, suspension.Professional misconduct by a registered teacher
is defined in Section 41 of the Act in the following
“(a) engaging in conduct which is contrary to a
code of professional conduct established by the
Council under section 7(2)(b);
(b) engaging in any improper conduct in his or
her professional capacity or otherwise by reason
of which he or she is unfit to teach.”
But there's another, even more serious matter, which can lead to instant dismissal from the teaching profession.
It is - neglecting to pay your €65 to The Teaching Council - no investigation, no hearings... out you go! With potentially devastating consequences for pay, service tenure, seniority and pension entitlements.
This is teachers' treatment of their fellow teachers.
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