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The Teaching Council Professional Code

  1. Teachers should take care of students under their supervision with the aim of ensuring their safety and welfare insofar as is reasonably practicable.

  2. Teachers should respect confidential information relating to colleagues, students and families gained in the course of professional practice unless the wellbeing of an individual or a legal imperative requires disclosure.

  3. Teachers should uphold the reputation and standing of the profession.  They should act with honesty and integrity in all aspects of their work.  They should avoid direct conflict between their private interests and their professional work.

  4. Teachers should respect students, parents, colleagues, school management, co-professionals and all in the school community.  They should interact with them in a way that does not discriminate and that promotes equality in relation to gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, ethnicity, membership of the Travelling Community and socio-economic status.

  5. Recognising the unique and privileged relationships that exist between teachers and the students entrusted to their care, teachers should conduct these relationships in a way that is professional, respectful and appropriate.

  6. Teachers should not practice the profession while under the influence of any substance which impairs their ability or medical fitness.

  7. Teachers should provide complete and accurate information and authentic documents with respect to their professional status, qualifications and experience.  They should use only their own names as set out in the register, in the course of their professional duties.  They should provide complete and accurate information on any professional matter as requested by the Council.  They should not counsel or assist any person who is not a registered teacher to represent himself or herself being so registered.

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