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The future of the GTC


last updated:01 Jul 2011

Legislation currently progressing through Parliament is intended to abolish the GTC. This page provides updates and advice relating to the planned closure including the latest information on the transition and transfer of certain functions to the Teaching Agency after closure.

News and updates relating to the planned closure are available below and FAQs are in the left-hand menu.

  • New regulatory proposals unlikely to address the public interest

    07 March 2011

    This paper contains evidence submitted by the GTC to the Public Bill Committee. It warns that regulatory proposals in the Education Bill are unlikely to address the public interest.

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    • Teacher regulation proposals put to the test

      11 February 2011

      Education Bill proposals on regulation of the teaching profession could fail to meet a public interest test, warns GTCE Chair Gail Mortimer.

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      • GTC closure in 2012

        5 November 2010

        The Government is working towards a closure date for the GTC of 31 March 2012. Until legislation is enacted registration with the GTC remains a legal requirement.

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      • A debate in the public interest

        6 August 2010

        Chief Executive Keith Bartley encourages a wide-ranging discussion on the GTC's functions in a National Education Trust article.

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      • Speaking up for professionalism

        23 July 2010

        GTC Wales voices concern that teachers in England will become the only professionals in the UK without a representative professional body.

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      • Council meeting July 2010

        12 July 2010

        Council received a report on the value of the GTC's functions. Subject to a small number of amendments, they agreed the detail included within the paper regarding the statutory functions of the GTC and the importance of these functions to the education system and to public confidence

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      • Government confirms continuing GTC role until legislative change

        6 Jul 2010

        The Department for Education has prepared a letter for education bodies confirming that the GTC's statutory functions will continue until new primary legislation is enacted by parliament.

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      • GTC wants to safeguard teacher professionalism

        09 Jun 2010

        GTC's Executive Committee met on 9 June in an emergency session to consider the implications of the proposal to seek the abolition of teaching’s independent professional body.

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      • GTC to be abolished, says Gove

        02 Jun 2010

        Secretary of State for Education announces decision to introduce primary legislation to abolish the GTC.

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