14 November, 2017 - Minister Bruton makes Appointment to the Teaching Council

Under the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015, the Teaching Council is the professional regulator and standards body for teaching in Ireland.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD, today announced the appointment of Mr Gerry Leydon to the Council. Mr Leydon is the former Europe, Eurasia, Africa Customer Relationship Director for Coca-Cola. His appointment was made through the Public Appointments Service process, in accordance the DPER Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards.

The Minister wishes Mr Leydon every success in his new appointment.

ENDS

Note for Editors

Under the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015 (the Acts), the Teaching Council is the professional regulator and standards body for teaching in Ireland.

In accordance with section 8 of the Acts, the Council consists of 37 members, appointed by the Minister, as follows:

  1. 11 registered primary teachers, of whom 9 are elected by primary teachers and 2 are nominated by the INTO;
  2. 11 registered post-primary teachers, of whom 7 are elected by registered post-primary teachers and 2 are nominated by each of the TUI and ASTI;
  3. 2 persons nominated jointly by higher education institutes (HEIs) providing initial teacher education (ITE) for primary teachers;
  4. 2 persons nominated jointly by HEIs providing ITE for post primary teachers;
  5. 4 persons nominated by recognised school management organisations;
  6. 2 persons nominated by national associations of parents;
  7. 1 person each nominated by ICTU and IBEC;
  8. 3 persons appointed directly by the Minister.

A member's term of office cannot exceed 4 years and a member may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms.