Teacher misconduct: information for observers

Information for members of the public about the procedures and expected behaviour when attending a teacher misconduct hearing.


Teacher misconduct: information for observers


For the purposes of this guide, references to ‘teachers’ should be assumed to include ‘instructors’ and interpreted as a person engaged to carry out teaching work, as defined by The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012.

This guide is provided for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a statement or interpretation of any law or procedural rule or a substitute for where it is appropriate to obtain independent legal advice.

Published 1 April 2012
Last updated 3 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated TRA address details.

  2. Information added under section 3 'The professional conduct panel' regarding former teacher panellists. Also contact details and web links updated throughout document.

  3. First published.