Consultation on the Functions Delivered by the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

Closes 30 Sep 2022

Opened 13 Jun 2022


The Minister of Education announced, to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 13 December 2021, her decision to seek the dissolution of the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI), the organisation currently established by statute to be the professional body for teachers.  In her announcement, the Minister also stated that the Department would consult on the functions currently assigned to the GTCNI and how these can be

This consultation will open on Monday 13 June and will close on Friday 30 September at midnight.

It is very important that you read the accompanying Consultation Support Document prior to completing this questionnaire.


Please note that translations of this questionnaire, along with its supporting documentation, can be provided on request to or by phoning 028 9127 9399.

This Consultation could take you up to one hour to complete depending on the level of detail you wish to provide in the additional comments sections.

Please note, you are able to save and come back to your incomplete response anytime until the consultation closes.

Why your views matter

The Department would like to hear your views and feedback to inform, shape and improve final policy proposals and changes to legislation.  This consultation process will provide you with the opportunity to consider the structures used in other jurisdictions and the differing functions these bodes provide. Your views will inform the development of a robust future model for Northern Ireland which reflects the unique needs of our education system while providing effective support to the teaching profession.

Give us your views


  • Higher education students
  • Prospective higher education students
  • DE Staff
  • Teachers
  • Stakeholders
  • Schools
  • Early Years Educators
  • Other Stakeholders
  • Schools
  • Academic Staff
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Prospective Higher Education Students
  • Higher Education Students


  • Primary Education
  • Post-Primary Education
  • Quality Improvement