Section 32 of the Registered Teachers Act defines professional incompetence:
Professional incompetence is a question of fact, but the display by a registered teacher of a lack of knowledge, skill or judgment or a disregard for the welfare of a student or other member of the public served by the profession of a nature or to an extent that demonstrates that the registered teacher is unfit to:
(a) continue in the practice of the profession; or
(b) provide one or more services ordinarily provided as a part of the practice of the profession;
is professional incompetence within the meaning of this Act.
The standards of competence for registered teachers are set out in the SPTRB’s Regulatory Bylaws:
Registrants of the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board shall:
- Create and maintain an environment that encourages and demonstrates a commitment to student learning and student well-being.
- Demonstrate a professional level of knowledge about the curriculum and the skills and judgment required to apply this knowledge effectively.
- Demonstrate and support a repertoire of instructional strategies and methods that are applied in teaching activities.
- Carry out professional responsibilities for student assessment and evaluation.
- Reflect upon the goals and experience of professional practice, and adapt one’s teaching accordingly.
- Work with colleagues in mutually supportive ways and develop effective professional relationships with members of the educational community.
- Conduct all professional relationships in ways that are consistent with principles of equity, fairness and respect for others.