Teachers in a tougher system

We all know that our children respond and learn better when they have the best teachers leading the way, but we also know the damage that can be done to a child’s progress and enthusiasm when their teachers are not performing. 

The Government has decided that too much red tape has been hindering schools from dealing with those poorly performing teachers or from knowing whether they are about to take on a member of teaching staff who has a history of poor performance.

New regulations now mean that where a teacher applies for a post at a maintained or academy school, the school can request the governing body of a maintained school where the teacher has previously worked to confirm whether that teacher has been the subject of capability procedures (within the last two years) and to give details of these.

(School Staffing (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1740))

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