The MUT is hereby issuing its position following media reports about alleged new requirements for teachers as proposed by the Council for the Teaching Profession. The MUT notes that there are currently two provisions in force which act as safeguards upon joining the teaching profession. New recruits have to provide a valid certificate of conduct to their new employer followed by clearance from the POMA (Protection of Minors ACT). The necessary safeguards are already in force so the MUT shall not accept that any of the said processes are repeated upon request of other entities including the Council for the Teaching Profession. The MUT shall be meeting the Council for the Teaching Profession to provide its position in detail even though it has been assured that this was just a proposal being discussed in the Council and that nothing has been decided.
Update – the independent investigative board which never was 23rd July 2021