Teacher Misconduct: the prohibition of teachers advice

Closed 19 Oct 2021

Opened 25 Aug 2021

Feedback updated 3 Feb 2022

We asked

Respondents to comment on the proposed revisions to the Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers - Advice on factors relating to decisions leading to the prohibition of teachers from the teaching profession.

You said

That, overall the revisions provided further clarity to the process, but that it should better define some of the terms used and say more on safeguarding and teacher standards.

We did

We have, where appropriate, made some further revisions to strengthen the advice further.  


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.


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