Forthcoming Professional Conduct and Professional Competence Committees

Details of a forthcoming hearing will appear here five working days before it is due to take place.

Members of the profession and the public can attend Professional Conduct and Competence Committee hearings of the General Teaching Council for Wales and a small number of observer places are available for this purpose. If you wish to attend as an observer, you are asked to contact the Council on 029 2046 0099. In attending a hearing, observers are asked to bear in mind the following points:

  • Hearings are subject to sudden cancellation or postponement. Those travelling long distances are advised to confirm that a hearing is still taking place by telephoning the Council on or shortly before the day of the hearing;

  • Hearings are held in public in accordance with the Human Rights Act. However, a registered teacher can request that all or part of a hearing be held in private. The Committee will consider any such request on the day of the hearing. Where all or any part of a hearing is held in private, this will not be open to observers.


If you are a member of the press and wish to attend a hearing listed here, you must contact the Council in the first instance on 029 2046 0099. Should you not do so in advance of the hearing date, the Council cannot guarantee your place as an observer.

Further information for hearing observers can be found here. This information is general, and in all circumstances, The General Teaching Council for Wales (Disciplinary Functions) Regulations 2001, as amended, and the Council’s Disciplinary Procedures and Rules July 2013 take precedence.


Forthcoming hearing: 23rd February - 6th March 2015

Committee: Professional Conduct Committee
Date: Monday, 23rd February – Friday, 6th March 2015
Time: 11:30am
Venue: The Parc Hotel, Cardiff
Employer at the time of the allegations: Heolgerrig Community School, Merthyr Tydfil
Nature of the matter before the Committee: Unacceptable Professional Conduct

1. Bullying / harassment / victimisation of staff

2. Improper handling of Grant Funding

3. Providing false information in connection with Grant Funding

4. Failing to fulfil a duty of care in terms of supervision of the classroom

5. Breaching duty of confidentiality and professionalism

6. Falsifying staff minutes in order to defend a disciplinary allegation

7. Failing to adequately address health and safety issues at the school

8. Failing to carry out the proper recruitment process when employing a person with whom the registered teacher had a close relationship, in the school, and subsequently giving them unauthorised pay increments

9. Destroying payslips

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