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The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (Registration of Teachers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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PART IIISUPPLY OF INFORMATION

Supply of information to teachers

13.—(1) The Council shall supply a registered teacher, at his request, with a copy of the information entered on the register against his name.

(2) The Council shall supply a person about whom it maintains records in accordance with Article 35 of the 1998 Order, at his request, with a copy of such records as it maintains about him pursuant to that Order.

Supply of information to employers or prospective employers

14.—(1) Subject to paragraph (6) the Council shall if requested by an employer or prospective employer to whom this paragraph applies of –

(a)a registered teacher; or

(b)an unregistered person about whom it maintains records in accordance with an order made under Article 38(3) of the 1998 Order,

supply that employer or prospective employer with the information set out in Schedule 2 in respect of the teacher or person concerned.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies to an employer or prospective employer who is –

(a)an Education and Library Board;

(b)the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools;

(c)the Board of Governors of a voluntary school or a grant-maintained integrated school;

(d)the proprietor of an independent school;

(e)an institution within the higher education sector;

(f)an institution within the further education sector; or

(g)an employment agency supplying teachers.

(3) In relation to a person appointed or being considered for appointment as a teacher at a school maintained or assisted by the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Defence shall be treated as an employer to whom paragraph (1) applies.

(4) An employer or prospective employer to whom paragraph (1) applies or is to be treated as such employer or prospective employer shall not disclose information supplied under this regulation to any person other than the teacher or person to whom the information relates.

(5) Paragraph (4) does not prevent an Education and Library Board or the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools from disclosing information supplied to either of them under this regulation to the governing body of the school at which the person concerned is or is proposed to be employed.

(6) Information may only be supplied under this regulation for reasons relating to a person’s employment or prospective employment as a teacher.

(7) The supply of any information under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the condition that the information is only to be used for the purposes of ascertaining the suitability of the teacher or unregistered person for employment or continued employment (as the case may be).

Supply of information to equivalent General Teaching Councils

15.—(1) The Council shall on request supply the information set out in Schedule 2 in relation to –

(a)a registered teacher; or

(b)an unregistered person about whom it maintains records in accordance with an order under Article 38(3)

to an equivalent General Teaching Council.

(2) Information may only be supplied pursuant to paragraph (1) on condition that an equivalent General Teaching Council shall not disclose the information under this regulation to any person other than the teacher or person to whom the information relates.

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