General Teaching Council Northern Ireland

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The work of the GTCNI

The Council will:

  • Seek to enhance the status of the profession by acknowledging and promoting the success of teachers in developing the young people of Northern Ireland.

  • Provide a voice for the teaching profession by speaking with authority on professional matters reflecting the experience of practicing teachers.

  • Advise the Department of Education and Employing Authorities on a wide range of issues, including the:

  • Registration of Teachers
  • Training, career development and performance management of teachers
  • Standards of teaching and
  • Standards of conduct for teachers

  • Develop and consult on a Code of Values and Professional Practice which will make explicit the core values underpinning current professional practice, and set out the professions' commitments.


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