The recently updated Teaching Council Registration Regulations came into effect on 25 July 2016. This means that categories of teachers previously registered under Regulation 3 (Montessori and Other Categories) are now accommodated under Route 4 of the new regulations. In light of this re-designation, as outlined in its statement of 4 May 2016, the Council sought to explore ways in which Montessori education can be most appropriately accommodated within the standards framework that has been established for both Initial Teacher Education and Cosán, the National Framework for Teachers' Learning. To this end, the Council embarked on a consultation process with teachers, which included 6 regional workshops and an online questionnaire .
The consultation process afforded teachers an opportunity to engage with the Council and to have their views heard and questions answered. A total of 341 participated in the process and the nature of their engagement was very positive and constructive. We would like to thank all of those who participated for taking the time to do so and for their honest and interesting contributions. A report on the process was agreed by Council on 8 May and is now published on the Council's website. Read the report from the consultation on Montessori education which took place in 2016.