FOI Request Incompetant Teachers

Request 101001736667

Can you please tell me how many teaching staff have been dismissed for incompetency in your respective education authority areas in the last 20 years? Can you specify which month and year they were dismissed? Can you please also provide information on how many teachers were accused of incompetency over the same 20 year time period? I imagine this would be recorded if any concern was raised by a fellow teacher or a parent, for instance?  

In each dismissal case, can you state the specific reasons for dismissal? Can you also specify what subject the staff member taught, which school they taught at and whether it was primary or secondary?

If your records do not go back as far as 20 years, can you please provide data as far back as possible?

Response 05-03-2018



Such concerns would not be recorded formally and records would only be available if formal action was taken (even then it would only be on file for the duration of the warning – i.e. max 1 year). There are procedures for managing poorly  performing teachers but again these are only filed during “live” periods.


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