At July’s meeting of the Institute Council, Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Ius, reported on the recent International
Teaching Councils’ Conference he attended in Cardiff with Chairperson, Susan Halliday. An edited version of Andrew’s
report is provided below:
The 3rd International Teaching Councils’ Conference was held in Cardiff, Wales, from 24th to 26th June, hosted by the
General Teaching Council of Wales.
It provided an opportunity for the 50 participants to:
Of interest to Victoria was the experience of Canadian authorities, in particular the
Ontario College of Teachers,
with their ‘alternative resolution process’. This process allows for agreed resolution of an inquiry, with accepted
sanctions, without the need to undertake a formal hearing.
The conference plenary session agreed on a range of recommendations, including, as a key priority, the establishment of a
communications network to facilitate the sharing of policies, knowledge and experience across the authorities.
The Victorian Institute of Teaching has agreed to assist in setting up this network, in a manner similar to that
established for the Australasian authorities, that is, a listserve facility and website.