Teachers may face ‘fitness to teach’ complaints if they do not support special needs pupils

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The Irish Times: Teachers who refuse to support children with special needs on foot of advice from their trade union could be subject to “fitness to teach” complaints.

The move follows advice issued by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) to members to refuse to implement individual education plans for pupils with additional needs.

AsIAm, Ireland’s largest autism charity, has described this refusal as “truly shocking discrimination” against students with disabilities. And the charity says it will assist parents in making fitness to teach complaints to the Teaching Council, the regulatory body for the profession. Read article


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