Teacher misconduct: regulating the teaching profession

Closed 14 Mar 2022

Opened 1 Feb 2022

Feedback updated 4 May 2022

We asked

Respondents to comment on the proposed changes to the ‘Teacher misconduct regulatory regime’.

You said

That it was only right for all children and young people to be safeguarded and protected wherever they are receiving their education.


We did

We have not made any further changes to our proposals. We plan to implement all of our proposals when the next legislative opportunity arises, and we will provide further guidance as necessary at that time.


The Department for Education is seeking views on the teacher misconduct regulatory arrangements operated by the Teaching Regulation Agency. 

Why your views matter

The Education Act 2002 (amended by the Education Act 2011) gives responsibility to the Secretary of State to regulate teachers’ conduct and to hold a list of teachers who have been prohibited from teaching.

We are consulting on proposed changes to the arrangements operated by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education. The arrangements apply to England only.

We would like to hear your views on our proposals.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • Designated safeguarding leads
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents


  • School and academy funding
  • Apprenticeships