Teachers could be banned from classrooms under new rules

Teachers found guilty of misconduct could be banned from the classroom under new Fitness to Teach rules. The system – which comes into force today – will make it easier to lodge complaints about teachers. Any member of the public can make a complaint – and both parents and children could be asked to give…

ClassroomTeachers found guilty of misconduct could be banned from the classroom under new Fitness to Teach rules.

The system – which comes into force today – will make it easier to lodge complaints about teachers.

Any member of the public can make a complaint – and both parents and children could be asked to give evidence.

However Education Minister Richard Bruton says there’s measures in place to prevent people taking a case against a competent teacher they just don’t like.

John Walshe – former advisor to the Education Minister Ruairi Quinn – explains how this will work: