Voice Official Response 1011: Consultation on amendments to the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) Disciplinary Functions Regulations

Official Response to DCSF consultation

DCSF: Consultation on amendments to the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) Disciplinary Functions Regulations
 
 
Voice Official Response 1011
 

Thank you for your invitation to respond to this consultation document. 

We note and understand the reasons for this technical change and we have no objections to raise.  

We do, however, take this opportunity to register our continuing concern over the low rate of referrals to the GTC by what is still a significant number of Local Authorities.  

Employers will need to be told clearly and unequivocally that they must refer to the GTCE registered teachers who have been dismissed, resigned or the employer has ceased to use their services as a teacher.  

David Brierley, Solicitor

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