Teaching Council Act 2001

Membership of Council.

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8.—(1) The Council shall consist of 37 members.

(2) The members of the Council shall be appointed by the Minister and shall include—

( a) 11 registered teachers employed in, or qualified to teach in, recognised primary schools of whom—

(i) 9 shall be elected by registered teachers employed in, or qualified to teach in, recognised primary schools, and

(ii) 2 shall be nominated by recognised trade unions representing such teachers,

( b) 11 registered teachers employed in, or qualified to teach in, recognised post-primary schools of whom—

(i) 7 shall be elected by registered teachers employed in, or qualified to teach in, recognised post-primary schools, and

(ii) 4 shall be nominated by recognised trade unions representing such teachers,

( c) 2 persons nominated jointly by the following bodies:

(i) St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin;

(ii) Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, Dublin;

F13 [ (iii) Marino Institute of Education; ]

F13 [ (iv) National University of Ireland, Maynooth; ]

(v) Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick,

F14 [ (vi) Hibernia College, 2 Clare Street, Dublin 2, ]

F13 [ (d) 2 persons nominated jointly by the following bodies:

(i) National College of Art and Design;

(ii) National University of Ireland, Cork;

(iii) National University of Ireland, Dublin;

(iv) National University of Ireland, Galway;

(v) National University of Ireland, Maynooth;

(vi) Dublin University;

(vii) University of Limerick;

(viii) Dublin City University;

(ix) St. Angela s College of Education, Sligo;

(x) such other bodies, providing university or other higher education and training, as the Council may determine, ]

( e) 4 persons nominated by recognised school management organisations of whom—

(i) 2 shall be nominated by recognised school management organisations representing managers of recognised primary schools, and

(ii) 2 shall be nominated by recognised school management organisations representing managers of recognised post-primary schools,

( f) 2 persons nominated by national associations of parents of whom—

(i) one shall be nominated jointly by those national associations of parents representing parents of students attending recognised primary schools, and

(ii) one shall be nominated jointly by those national associations of parents representing parents of students attending recognised post-primary schools,

and

( g) 5 persons appointed by the Minister, including persons with experience in business, industry or the professions, of whom—

(i) one shall be nominated to the Minister by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and

(ii) one shall be nominated to the Minister by the Irish Business and Employers' Confederation.

(3) The Minister may, by order, as he or she considers appropriate, following consultation with the Council, amend subsection (2)(c) or (d) by adding an institution to, or by deleting an institution from, those provisions.

(4) Where the Minister proposes to make an order under subsection (3) or (5), a draft of the proposed order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft order has been passed by each such House.

(5) The Minister may amend or revoke an order made under this section, including an order made under this subsection.

(6) The Minister shall have regard to the desirability of an appropriate gender balance as he or she may determine, from time to time, when making—

( a) appointments to the Council under this section, or

( b) regulations under section 10(1) for the purpose of the election of members to the Council.

(7) The members of the Council (including the chairperson) may be paid such remuneration and allowances for expenses incurred by them as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, may determine.

Annotations

Amendments:

F13

Substituted (4.02.2016) by Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015 (31/2015), s. 4, S.I. No. 58 of 2016.

F14

Inserted (27.02.2012) by Teaching Council Act 2001 (Amendment of Nominating Bodies) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 73 of 2012), art. 2(a).

Editorial Notes:

E17

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (27.02.2012) by Teaching Council Act 2001 (Amendment of Nominating Bodies) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 73 of 2012).

E18

Power pursuant to subs. (6) exercised (10.09.2004) by Teaching Council (First Election of Members) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 916 of 2004). See also Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2006 (2/2006), s. 2.

E19

Previous affecting provision: subs. (2)(d) amended (5.11.2012) by Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 (28/2012), s. 86 and sch. 3 item 13, S.I. No. 421 of 2012; substituted as per F-note above.

E20

Previous affecting provision: subs. (2)(d)(ix), (x) substituted and (xi) deleted (27.02.2012) by Teaching Council Act 2001 (Amendment of Nominating Bodies) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 73 of 2012), art. 2(b), (c), (d); para. (d) substituted as per F-note above.