Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015

Amendment of section 34 of Principal Act

18. Section 34 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (1), by the substitution of “Subject to subsection (1A), where a registered teacher” for “Where a registered teacher”,

(b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (1):

“(1A) Where a registered teacher who fails to apply for renewal of registration in accordance with section 33 is one to whom subsection (5) of that section applies, subsection (1) shall only apply where the registered teacher has complied with subsection (5) of section 33.”,


(c) in subsection (2), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (b):

“(b) Where a complaint has been made in relation to a registered teacher under section 42 (amended by section 20 of the Act of 2015) the Council shall not remove that registered teacher from the register under this section until that complaint has either been refused to be referred or refused to be considered, as the case may be, under subsection (3)(b), (5)(b), (8)(aa) or (9)(b), of section 42 (as so amended) or any inquiry in relation to that complaint has been completed in accordance with Part 5.”.