Teaching Council Act 2001
Objects of Council.
6.—The objects of the Council shall be—
(a) to regulate the teaching profession and the professional conduct of teachers,
(b) to establish and promote the maintenance and improvement of standards of—
(i) programmes of teacher education and training,
(ii) teaching, knowledge, skill and competence of teachers in recognised primary and post-primary schools, and
(iii) professional conduct of teachers,
(c) to promote the continuing education and training and professional development of teachers.