Consultation outcome

Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers - changes to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) advice

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We received 30 responses to this consultation, with the majority of respondents expressing support for our proposals to amend the existing teacher prohibition advice. A number of responses made suggestions for further amendments and additional information to clarify the processes and procedures to be followed.

We have further amended the advice document so that it now addresses the majority of comments made and suggestions proposed.

The revised departmental advice on teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers was published on 17 January 2014.

Original consultation


Consultation on changes to the advice on teacher misconduct and the prohibition of teachers from the National College of Teaching and Leadership.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks the public’s views on proposals to revise the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) advice on teacher misconduct.

The revisions are made following a Department for Education announcement in June 2013. This stated that the guidance would be revised to clarify the department’s expectation that any sexual misconduct and any criminal conviction or caution involving indecent images of children will lead to prohibition.


Published 22 July 2013
Last updated 17 January 2014 + show all updates
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