Statement on Investing in the Teaching Workforce Scheme judgment

Date published: 19 May 2017

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The Hon Mr Justice Colton today in the High Court determined that the terms of the Investing in the Teaching Workforce ‎Scheme are lawful.

The application for Judicial Review was dismissed and the Court determined that the Scheme was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education said:

“The Department is pleased that the High Court has determined that the terms of the scheme are  lawful.  We intend to consult further with the Employing Authorities on the appropriate timing of the implementation of the pilot scheme, which was paused ahead of the Court’s determination.

“We will bring forward proposals for the implementation of the paused scheme and the progressing of conditional offers already made to teachers as soon as possible.”

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