Report reveals teachers probed
4:47pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
MORE than 40 investigations into allegations of unacceptable conduct and serious incompetence in the teaching profession in Wales took place last year, according to a report.
The teaching regulator for Wales, the General Teaching Council (GTCW) has submitted its annual report to the National Assembly.
Covering the last financial year, the report focuses on the work of the teacher registration and regulatory body in the year up to April.
The report shows that there were 37,874 teachers registered to work in Wales on March 31 this year, and of these, 1,403 were newly qualified teachers.
There were 43 investigations in the year following allegations of unacceptable professional conduct, serious professional incompetence and/or for conviction for a relevant offence.
There were more than 30,500 searches of the secure online Register of Qualified Teachers, which aims to assure parents, employers and the public about the qualifications and suitability of teachers.
Angela Jardine, chairwoman of the GTCW Council, said the body could soon be renamed and reconfigured to become a new registration body for the education workforce, under ministerial proposals.
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