What is the GTCNI?
The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) is a statutory, self-regulatory professional body, established by the Education (NI) Order 1998. The Council is dedicated to enhancing the status of teaching and promoting the highest standards of professional conduct and practice. It will work in partnership to develop and sustain a broad "professional community" characterised by a culture of respect, integrity, cooperation and dialogue.
The Council's core objectives are:
- To build a broad "professional community" and enhance the status of teaching as a profession.
- To provide an independent and authoritative voice for the profession on matters pertaining to teaching.
- To promote and maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and practice in collaboration with key partners.