Currently, the Teaching Council of Ireland (TCI) is hold two separate consultations and are inviting submissions from interested stakeholders.
The first consultation is on the subject of the TCI’s draft strategic plan for 2015-2017. The draft can be read here. At a glance, the document seems promising in the sense that it seems to promise a new emphasis on CPD and on fitness to teach. However, I suspect that many ABA Ireland members will be disappointed with the absence of any reference to matters such as compulsory autism or special needs specific qualifications, supervision and training.
The second consultation is on the linked subject of Registration Regulations. Many ABA Ireland members have registered with the TCI recently. Some have expressed concern that their provisional recognition will lapse within a short space of time. Others have expressed concern that they have a second class form of registration that does not allow the parent of a child using the home tuition scheme to hire them until the parents can demonstrate that no teacher was available. If you have had positive or negative experience with regard to registration regulations, this is an opportunity to let the TCI know and hopefully your views will be reflected in the new regulations.