The Council regulates education practitioners in Wales in the public interest.
'Regulation' means the Council is responsible for ensuring education practitioners are suitable to practise in Wales. Carrying out this work gives the public, learners and practitioners protection and confidence in the education professions. Everyone has a right to expect the highest standards of practitioners in the education of learners, particularly children and young people.
Newly qualified school teachers registered in Wales must meet the Practising Teacher Standards. If a teacher is told by their local authority ('the Appropriate Body') that they have failed to meet these Standards, or need more time, they can appeal to the Council if they do not agree with the decision.
You can find out more about how the Council hears appeals below.
Please note that in all circumstances, the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2015, and the Council's Guidance for the Hearing of Induction Appeals take precedence.
For general information about how the Council hears appeals, please click here .
Information for school teachers:
If you wish to appeal against the decision of your Appropriate Body, please click here .
Information for the Appropriate Body:
Where a teacher lodges an appeal, the Council will inform the Appropriate Body involved. Please click here for more information about the local authority's role.
Information for observers attending Induction Appeals Committee hearings:
Members of the public can attend Induction Appeals Committee hearings as observers. A small number of observer places are available for this purpose. If you wish to attend, please contact the Council on 029 2046 0099. Further information for observers can be found here . Scheduled dates for forthcoming hearings can be found here.