The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

Approval of qualifications of teachers

35.  In Article 36(2)(a) of the 1998 Order (person not eligible for registration by Council unless he has such qualifications as may be approved by the Department) for “Department” substitute “Council”.

Removal from register

36.  In Article 36(3)(f)(iii) of the 1998 Order (removal from register of persons found guilty of misconduct) after “misconduct” insert “or serious professional incompetence”.

Terms and conditions of service of registrar of General Teaching Council

37.  In Schedule 1 to the 1998 Order (General Teaching Council) in paragraph 5(2)(b) (terms and conditions of service of registrar to be determined by the Council with the approval of the Department) omit “with the approval of the Department”.