Instead the Teaching Agency, which will replace the GTCE
, will hear only the most serious misconduct cases that could lead to teachers being struck off.
Teaching remains predominantly female - with 75% being women teachers - according to the GTCE
's 2011 Annual Digest of Statistics.
The deputy head received a reprimand from the GTCE
which will remain on her record for two years but does not stop her from teaching.
A spokeswoman for the GTCE
said: ``The committee decided to issue Mr Parkinson with a conditional registration order to last for five years.
Education Secretary Michael Gove announced plans to abolish the GTCE
two years ago in a cull of Labour-led quangos.
"Those who crowed over the abolition of the GTCE
are now deeply concerned, as they realise that this was part and parcel of the English agenda to de-professionalise teachers.
Axed by the Westminster coalition, Education Secretary Michael Gove said he was "deeply sceptical" of the GTCE
's purpose, believing it "does little to raise teaching standards or professionalism".
"However, just because Michael Gove has decided to abolish the GTCE
does not necessarily mean what is best for England is best for Wales.
Lord Puttnam, known for box office hits such as Chariots of Fire, is a champion of learning and was founding chair of the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE
THEREcan be no doubt that the decision by the Westminster Education Secretary, Michael Gove, to scrap the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE
) caught everyone by surprise.
It puzzles me therefore, to see what appears to be the arbitrary disposal of the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE
) by the incoming coalition Government last week.
The General Teaching Council for England (GTCE
) yesterday became the third education body to be axed under the new coalition.