Teacher Misconduct: the prohibition of teachers advice

Closed 19 Oct 2021

Opened 25 Aug 2021


We're seeking views on revisions relating to how professional conduct panels review teacher misconduct in England. 

Why your views matter

This advice sets out the arrangements for the regulatory system relating to teacher misconduct which operates within a legislative framework that came into force on 1 April 2012.

The advice sets out the factors to be considered by a professional conduct panel convened for the purpose of the regulation of teacher misconduct. Its primary purpose is to inform panel considerations, findings and recommendations to the Secretary of State whether to impose a prohibition order on a teacher.

What happens next

The results of the consultation and the Department's response will be published on GOV.UK in Spring 2022.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Local authorities
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • Virtual school heads
  • Parents
  • Employers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments


  • Education