This form should be used to lodge a complaint against a registered teacher in the Northern Territory. The information you provide in this form will be submitted to the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory (‘the Board’).
Please attempt to complete all questions in this form to provide the Board with enough information to decide if a preliminary investigation or inquiry is warranted. If you would like to complain about more than one registered teacher, please complete a separate form for each individual teacher.
The Board can investigate complaints about the professional conduct of a teacher acting in their capacity as a teacher. We can also inquire into any conduct which does not meet the standard of behaviour reasonably expected of a teacher; or is not in accordance with a code of professional ethics developed and maintained by the Board; or conduct that shows the a teacher is not of good character.
If your complaint refers to an employee of the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training, the Northern Territory Christian Schools Association, the Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory or the Northern Territory Catholic Education Office and who is not a teacher, the Board is unlikely to assist you. Please do not complete this form.
The Board is responsible for administering the Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act (‘the Act’). Section 49 of the Act relates to complaints and states that “a person may, in writing, complain to the Board about the professional conduct of a teacher or authorised person.”
No. Section 76A of the Act states that a person cannot be civilly or criminally liable for giving information to the Board IF that person is acting in good faith.
Yes. The Board may dismiss a complaint without taking further action if it considers the complaint frivolous or vexatious or does not relate to the professional conduct of a teacher.
A frivolous complaint is one which cannot possibly be made out, is manifestly groundless, or one that relates to a paltry or trifling matter. A vexatious complaint is one which is made only for the purpose of annoying or embarrassing the person against whom it is made or some other collateral purpose, or is obviously untenable or groundless.
In addition to submitting this completed complaint form; you may provide any supporting documentation or evidence you believe is relevant to the Board in its consideration of your complaint.
If you have any questions or require assistance in completing this form, please contact the Professional Conduct staff on 8944 9381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org