Panels should inform the applicant of their recommendation as soon as possible. This may be done at the end of the presentation where the evidence is clear and the panel reaches consensus
on the recommendation they wish to make. The affirmation of a teacher’s professional practice by a panel of experienced peers at the school level is very welcome.
It is particularly important to inform the applicant promptly if the recommendation is for continuation of provisional registration. However if there are concerns that a teacher’s professional
practice is not yet sufficiently sound, the issues should have been raised with the teacher long before the application process.
If the teacher wishes to apply for full registration despite such issues being raised with them, the grounds on which a recommendation for continuation of provisional registration is made
must be conveyed to the applicant. This may best be done once the recommendation report has been completed. At this point the provisionally registered teacher may decide not to apply for full
registration and to continue their provisional registration.