Teacher misconduct: information for teachers

Guidance for teachers who may be subject to the teacher disciplinary procedures.

Applies to England



This is for teachers and anyone undertaking teaching work.

It applies to:

It sets out information for teachers who may be subject to the disciplinary procedures for the regulation of the teaching profession.

The Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA), an executive agency of the Department for Education, operates as the regulator of the teaching profession on behalf of the Secretary of State.

Pupil referral units provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.

Non-maintained special schools provide education for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996.

Published 17 April 2013
Last updated 28 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Inclusion of virtual and in-person hearing information.

  2. Updated TRA address.

  3. Information added under section 2 'What is a professional conduct panel?' regarding former teacher panellists. Also contact details updated.

  4. Correction to information about referrals in section 2. More detailed map and parking information in section 5.

  5. This guidance was updated on 18 November 2014.

  6. First published.