Guidance for teachers who may be subject to the teacher disciplinary procedures.
This is for teachers and anyone undertaking teaching work.
It applies to:
- local-authority-maintained schools
- free schools and academies
- pupil referral units
- non-maintained special schools
- independent schools
- sixth-form colleges
- youth custody settings
- children’s homes
It sets out information for teachers who may be subject to the disciplinary procedures for the regulation of the teaching profession.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), 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
Updated: 27 July 2016
- Information added under section 2 'What is a professional conduct panel?' regarding former teacher panellists. Also contact details updated.
- Correction to information about referrals in section 2. More detailed map and parking information in section 5.
- This guidance was updated on 18 November 2014.
- First published.