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Consultation on the Code of Professional Conduct and Practice for registrants with the Education Workforce Council (The Code)

In Wales, anybody working as a teacher or in a learning support role in a maintained school or further education college must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC). The same also applies to work based learning practitioners and qualified youth and youth support workers.

The Code sets out the standards expected of those registered with us and is intended to help and guide their behaviours and judgements, both inside and outside of work. However, the Code also has an important role for learners and the public as it sets out the standards they can expect from anybody working in a teaching and learning role in Wales.

Legislation requires the EWC to review the Code every three years. As part of our review we held a public consultation which ran from 14 September to 14 December 2018. We would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation or attended one of our focus groups or stakeholder events. We will publish a report on the consultation in spring 2019.

What happens next?

In 2019 we will be finalising and publishing the revised Code.

Council to approve revised Code March 2019
Registrants receive a hard copy of revised Code in preparation for its launch May 2019
Launch revised Code 1 September 2019

Check back here for all you need to know about the Code as it's developed and how you can be involved.

You can also get the latest by following the #EWCCode19 on Twitter.

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