Teaching Regulation Agency

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What the Teaching Regulation Agency does

We have responsibility for the regulation of the teaching profession, including misconduct hearings and the maintenance of the database of qualified teachers.

TRA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Our management

Chief Executive and Accounting Officer, TRA

Contact TRA

Teaching Regulation Agency

We are unable to respond promptly to letters sent in the post at the moment. Please use one of our other contact routes listed below.

Teacher misconduct


020 7593 5393

Information about regulating the teaching profession and the process for dealing with serious teacher misconduct.

Qualified teacher status


020 7593 5394

Support for trainee teachers and teachers accessing their Teacher Self Service account.
Information for overseas trained teachers on applying for QTS in England.

To find out your teacher reference number (TRN) you will be required to provide the following information: name, date of birth and national insurance number.

Employer Access


020 7593 5391

Information for employers about conducting statutory teacher status checks.

Newly-qualified teacher (NQT) induction


020 7593 5392

Information for NQTs and Appropriate Bodies regarding the statutory NQT induction period and data returns to TRA.

Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)


020 7593 5394

Information for trainee early years teachers and early years teachers about their record on the Database of Qualified Teachers.

Media enquiries

Central newsdesk

020 7783 8300

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information (FOI) requests

Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
M1 2WD
United Kingdom

Before making an FOI request please check if the information you are requesting is already published in our annual report or published decisions.

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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