Teachers trained in Great Britain face NI work registration delay

Teachers trained in Great Britain face NI work registration delay

there are fears a number of newly qualified teachers who graduated outside of northern ireland will not be registered and able to work in the coming weeks a teacher has to be registered with the general teaching council gtcni in order to teach in schools here a teachers union the nasuwt said it had been inundated with messages from teachers affected jill wardly who qualified in england said she was hugely frustrated the mother of three from bangor county down said she had been told by the gtcni that it would be eight weeks before her application is processed meaning thatch cannot take up a full-time job or work as a substitute teacher in that time last week it was reported that as many as 500 new teachers had not yet had their registrations fully processed by the gtcni and arms length body of the department of education teachers pay an annual fee of 44 pounds to the gt cni so they can work in a school in northern ireland backlog caused by it upgrade the problem affects teachers who graduated in 2021 and are seeking work in northern ireland on monday the gt cni said that teachers who had received an invoice should receive their registration details within 24 hours the organization’s chair brendan morgan said staff were working overtime to clear the backlog which was caused by an it system upgrade i can assure you that every member of the gt cni registration team has been working beyond their normal hours to clear this backlog as quickly as possible he however justin mcamp hill the nas uwt national officer for northern ireland said because of the concentration on getting northern ireland students over line those who have trained outside of northern ireland are suffering a lot of them made life-changing decisions they were maybe based over in england scotland he said some of them will have been offered jobs there and will have turned those jobs down to come back to northern ireland we believe this can only be resolved at a political level mr mccamp hill also questioned why an i.t system upgrade had been carried out at the busiest time of the year the gtcni said that six to eight weeks was the usual processing time for gb graduate applicants if a qualification is awarded from any educational establishment it will have a shorter processing time because gtcn i will have accredited that qualification so therefore the qualification will not require any further gtcn checks said chairman mr morgan he defended the it system upgrade saying it had been done as soon as it had been offered to the gtcni the existing id registration system is quite dated so needs systematic upgrades to remain operable until a new replacement system is procured he added back and forward constantly ms wardly who received a pgce from northumbria university said she started the registration process in june and submitted her final documents to the gtcni on the 13th of august she has been told her application will take eight weeks and in that time she will not be able to take up teaching work it was back and forward constantly with a gtcni from june she said they have told me that it will be eight weeks before my application is processed payment has been made i don’t understand why it would take eight weeks for bestow be processed all of my identity documents were sent in june it was just the final qualification documents they needed she added nistr northern ireland substitute teacher register is the subbing website for northern ireland most qualified teachers need to be on that but i can’t finish my application because i don’t have my teaching registration number schools say there is plenty of subbing but say let us know when you are on nistr they can’t take me while i am not registered it is hugely frustrating i have wanted to be a teacher for a long time to do all that work for the pgce and not to be available when schools are opening is disheartening related topics more on this story [Music]
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