Education Workforce Council

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As the regulator for educators in Wales, our focus continues to be on promoting high standards and maintaining public confidence in the education profession during this difficult time. We are aware of the challenges facing our registrants at the moment, and we would like to pay tribute to you for the way in which you’ve adapted to these.

Looking after your health and well-being

It is important that you are mindful of your own health, safety and well-being as well as that of your colleagues. To support you at this difficult time we’ve put together some useful resources from a range of organisations:

Health and well-being for school staff and learners: coronavirus – Welsh Government
Stressed or anxious  – Education Support UK (resources for dealing with stress and anxiety)
Coronavirus and your well-being – Mind (useful advice and guidance on mental health and well-being)
Coronanxiety support and resources – Anxiety UK (information, resources and support to help you to understand how to deal with your anxiety)
Teacher Support – BBC (support and well-being space for teachers)
Samaritans Cymru (mental health resources)

Support may also be available through your employer and trade union.

Our working arrangements

We want to reassure those who use our services that we are operating largely as normal. However, our offices are currently closed and all our staff are working from home until further notice.If you have a specific query about any aspect of our work, please feel free to contact us via e-mail.

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Fitness to practise hearings

All public fitness to practise hearings have been postponed until the end of August. These will be rescheduled as soon as is practicable.

Statutory induction for NQTs

The Welsh Government has published temporary guidance to support NQTs in Wales who will be concerned about the potential impact of school closures on the completion of their statutory induction. 

NQTs are encouraged to continue to engage in professional learning activities, such as distance learning, online modules and research during the summer term. Details of activities undertaken should be recorded in the Professional Learning Experience template which is in the Induction Profile. 

In addition, the Continuity of Teaching and Learning form should be used to record the hours spent undertaking professional learning and teaching during the summer term. To access the induction profile, please log in to your PLP.

Please e-mail completed Continuity of Teaching and Learning forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of the summer term 2020.

Trainee practitioners: Preparing for registration sessions at your institutions cancelled

The scheduled Preparing for registration sessions have been cancelled. We have produced an introductory guide to registration which tells you:

  • why you need to be registered
  • how to apply for registration
  • about the EWC Code of Conduct and Practice.

Download the guide for trainee teachers

Download the guide for trainee further education teachers and youth workers