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Chief executive of new Teaching Regulation Agency appointed
Alan Meyrick has been appointed as the chief executive of the new Teaching Regulation Agency responsible for the regulation of the teaching profession.
The Teaching Regulation Agency will support employers, schools and headteachers with safeguarding responsibilities.
This will include taking action on allegations of serious teacher misconduct and helping employers to complete pre-recruitment checks to ensure that they are employing teachers who are appropriately qualified for their role.
The announcement is part of the continued drive to deliver high standards across the teaching profession and provide a world-class education to all pupils, helping to build a Britain that is fit for the future.
Alan Meyrick said: “ I am delighted to be appointed as the chief executive of the Teaching Regulation Agency. The agency has an important role to play in supporting the teaching profession to maintain the highest professional standards.
“Through our work, we will protect pupils, maintain public confidence in the teaching profession and uphold high standards of teacher conduct.
“In addition, we will support those teachers who have qualified outside of England and are able to apply to have their professional standing recognised in this country. I will lead the agency according to the seven principles of public life, and I want to ensure that all decisions are made fairly and in the public interest.”Read more