Guidance

Teacher misconduct: attend a professional conduct panel hearing or meeting

See a list of forthcoming hearings and meetings and find out what you'll need to do to attend as an observer.

The Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) will hold only virtual (online) professional conduct panel hearings until further notice as a result of the restrictions that remain in place following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Observe a virtual (online) professional conduct panel hearing

  1. Check the list of forthcoming hearings.

  2. Email misconduct.teacher@education.gov.uk at least 3 working days in advance of the hearing to register your attendance.

You will not be allowed to access the virtual hearing if you have not registered.

You can access the virtual hearing by attendance at our office in Coventry or by joining the hearing remotely. We will send you the terms and conditions of attendance after you have registered your interest in attending. You must agree to these before your place is confirmed.

We will send you confirmation of your place in advance of the hearing.

We will provide you with further guidance on how to access the virtual hearing once your place has been confirmed.

It is strictly prohibited for anyone attending a hearing to audio or video record, screenshot, photograph, copy or share any part of the hearing proceedings.

List of forthcoming professional conduct panel hearings

Details on panel hearings and meetings will be published on this webpage at least 10 working days in advance.


Meeting: Mr James Quinlan

Date and time: 19 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London

This professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private and the announced decision will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr James Quinlan formerly employed in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.

Meeting: Mr Darren Neve

Date and time: 19 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Hampshire, South East of England

This professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private and the announced decision will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr Darren Neve formerly employed in Hampshire, South East of England.

Hearing: Mr Shakeel Ahmed

Date and time: 20 April to 23 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Birmingham, West Midlands

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr Shakeel Ahmed formerly employed in Birmingham, West Midlands.

Meeting: Mrs Carolyn Akers

Date and time: 20 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Dorset, South West of England

This professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private and the announced decision will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mrs Carolyn Akers formerly employed in Dorset, South West of England.

Set aside hearing: Mr Iain Gilmour

Date and time: 22 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Hampshire, South East England

This set aside hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the set aside case of Mr Iain Gilmour formerly employed in Hampshire, South East England.

Hearing : Mr John Thorn

Date and time: 23 April 2021, 9:30am

Location teacher worked: Hertfordshire, east England

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr John Thorn formerly employed in Hertfordshire, east England.

Hearing : Mr Joshua Wallis

Date and time: 26-27 April 2021, 9:30am

Location teacher worked: Hounslow, London

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr Joshua Wallis formerly employed in Hounslow, London.

Meeting: Ms Rhian Welsh

Date and time: 27 – 28 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Halesowen, West Midlands

This professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private and the announced decision will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Ms Rhian Welsh formerly employed in Halesowen, West Midlands.

Meeting: Mrs Jane Woolfenden

Date and time: 28 to 30 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Tameside, North west England

This professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private and the announced decision will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mrs Jane Woolfenden formerly employed in Tameside, North west England.

Meeting: Mr Christopher Aitken

Date and time: 29 - 30 April 2021

Location teacher worked: Norwich, East of England

This professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private and the announced decision will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr Christopher Aitken formerly employed in Norwich, East of England.

Hearing: Ms Jane Alison Holmes

Date and time: 29 to 30 April 2021, 9:30am

Location teacher worked: Oxfordshire, south east of England

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Ms Jane Alison Holmes formerly employed in Oxfordshire, south east of England.

Hearing: Ms Genevieve Hyde

Date and time: 4 to 6 May 2021, 9:30am

Location teacher worked: Merseyside, north west England

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Ms Genevieve Hyde formerly employed in Merseyside, north west England.

Hearing: Mr James Robert Wooldridge

Date and time: 4 to 10 May 2021

Location teacher worked: Eastbourne, South East England

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr James Robert Wooldridge formerly employed in Eastbourne, South East England

Meeting: Mr Daniel Butterfield

Date and time: 6 May 2021, 9:00am

Location teacher worked: Kent, South East England

This professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private and the announced decision will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr Daniel Butterfield formerly employed in Kent, South East England .

Hearing: Mr Christopher Harper

Date and time: 5 and 6 May 2021, 9:30am

Location teacher worked: Swindon, South West England

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr Christopher Harper formerly employed in South West England.

Hearing: Mr Anthony Dunn

Date and time: 10 to 11 May 2021, 9.30 am

Location teacher worked: London, south east England

This professional conduct panel hearing will be available for the public to observe virtually.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel has been convened to consider the case of Mr Anthony Dunn formerly employed in London, south east England

For further information on attending a hearing or meeting, email misconduct.teacher@education.gov.uk.

Published 9 October 2020
Last updated 23 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. FN added for 4 May 2021

  2. Removed notice for 27-30 April 2021 Formal notice amended for 23 April 2021

  3. Added FN notice 29 to 30 April 2021 and 10 and 11 May 2021 removed FN 20 April 2021

  4. Formal notice added for 6 May 2021 and 5-6 May 2021

  5. FN added for 4 May

  6. Amended hearing dates for 26-27 April 2021.

  7. 6 FN's Have been added

  8. Added notice for 20 April 2021

  9. Added FN for PCPM 20 April 2021 and added virtual wording to PCPM's

  10. Formal Notices Added x3 Formal Notice Removed x1

  11. FN added for 8 to 9 April 2021

  12. Removed FN for HW

  13. Added FN 6 to 7 April 2021

  14. Formal Notices Removed

  15. Formal Notice added for 29 March 2021

  16. Updated details about attending a hearing.

  17. Removed notice for 3-4 March, added notice for 29-31 March 2021

  18. Removed 8 March 2021 Added 22 March 2021 and 22 to 24 March 2021

  19. Formal notice removed for 15 Feb - 1 March 2021; 1-5 March 2021 Formal notice added for 13-25 March, 22 March 2021 and 23-26 March 2021,

  20. Removed formal notice 10-12 March 2021 Formal notice added for 15, 16, and 18 March 2021

  21. Formal notice removed for 8-11 February 2021

  22. Added Formal Notices for 15 to 17 March 2021, 18 to 19 March 2021 and 18 to 19 and 22 to 23 March 2021 Removed Formal Notice 11 and 12 March 2021

  23. Formal notice removed for 18, 19, 25 January and 18 February (x2).

  24. Added FN for 11 March 2021 Notice removed for 22-24 February 2021; and 1-3 March 2021

  25. Added FN for 10 to 12 March

  26. Removed Formal Notices for 16 Feb 2021 x2; 19 Feb 2021; and set asides for 23 Feb and 25 Feb

  27. Added formal notices 8 March 2021 and 11 to 12 March 2021

  28. Removal of Formal Notice 15 February 2021 Formal notice added for 25 Feb - 1 March 2021

  29. Formal notice removed for 8 and 9 February ; and 8-10 February 2021 . Added FN's for 1-3 March x2 and 1 to 5 March 2021

  30. Added FN 24 to 25 February 2021, removed 1-2 Feb, added FN's for 23 Feb,25 Feb

  31. removed notice for 29 Jan

  32. Added Formal Notices: 16; 16 to 17; 18; 19; 22-24 February 2021.

  33. Formal notice added for 18 February 2021

  34. Removed FN 29 January 2021 and amended FN 15 February 2021

  35. Added FN for 12 February 2021, 15 February 2021 FN removed - 29 January 2021 - 4 February 2021

  36. Formal notice removed for 5 January 2021

  37. Removed notice for 8 January; 18 January to 21 January 2021 and 26 January 2021 Added notice for 15 February 2021

  38. added 3 x FN's for 8-9, 8-10 and 8-11 Feb 2021

  39. Formal notice removed for 20 January 2021

  40. Removed 4 January 2021

  41. Added details about attending a hearing during the national lockdown restrictions.

  42. Formal notice added for 27 January 2021, 29 January x2, 1-2 February 2021 Formal notice removed for 13 January 2021 and 25-27 January 2020

  43. Formal notice added for 29 January 2021 - 4 February 2021

  44. Formal notice removed for 8 January 2021

  45. Formal notice added for 26 January 2021 Formal notice removed for 7 January 2021 and 11 January 2021

  46. Added Formal Notice 25 January and 25 to 27 January 2021. Formal notices removed for 7 January and 11 January.

  47. Notice added for 20 January 2021

  48. Notice removed for 4-6 January (postponed)

  49. Added 4 Formal Notices - 18 to 21 January 2021, 2 for 18 January 2021 and 1 for 19 January 2021 Removed 14 to 15 December 2020; 7 January 2021

  50. FN removed for 13-15 January 2021 (postponed)

  51. Formal Notice added for 13-15 Jan 2021

  52. Added FN 7 January 2021 and 15 January 2021

  53. Removed two Notices for 10th December

  54. Add FN - 7 January 2021

  55. Removed FN 14 December 2020 Added FN 6 to 8 January 2021, 7 January 2021 and 11 January 2021 x 2 Added FN for 4,5,8 January 2021

  56. Removed formal notice for 18 November to 20 November 2020

  57. Removed formal notice for 26 November 2020 to 27 November 2020

  58. Formal Notice added for 14 December 2020

  59. Added notices for 8,9,10 and 14-15 December

  60. Removed notice for 19-20 November 2020, added notice for a meeting on 8 December Formal notice added for 8 December 2020

  61. Formal notice removed for 16-17 November

  62. Notice for 19 October edited to reflect the correct date (19 October, was 12 October)

  63. Formal Notices Added for hearings of 26 an 27 October 2020

  64. First published.