News about the GTC 2012 (General Teaching Council) and how to register with the New DfE Teaching Agency

The General Teaching Council for England (GTC) has ceased operations.

From 1 April 2012, the Teaching Agency, a new executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE), will be the body responsible for the following activities in England:

  • The award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • The issue of induction certificates
  • Hearing induction appeals
  • The regulation of the teaching profession

There will be no requirement to register with the new Teaching Agency and no registration fee following the GTC’s abolition. The Education Act 2011 confirms that all GTC sanctions will remain in force following the GTC’s closure with the exception of reprimands.

Further information about the Teaching Agency can be found on the Department for Education website.

General enquiries –If you are a teacher or a member of the public and have an enquiry, please call  the Department for Education on 0370 000 2288.

GTC Website Content – Resources and policy papers produced by the GTC are available from the GTC archive held by the Institute of Education

The new Teaching & Learning Academy website holds resources produced by the former Teacher Learning Academy, including the Research for Teachers summaries. The GTC website has been archived by the British LibraryThe National Archives and the Internet Archive.

Other UK countries – The other countries of the United Kingdom have their own General Teaching Councils:

You can find out more about the DfE Teaching Agency here or to sign up with the DfE Teaching agency click here 

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