employers how to
Help with common tasks and answers to frequently asked questions.
- view forthcoming hearings and induction appeals
- stay informed as an employer
- meet the GTC's Public Relations Manager
- set up an Employer Access account
- refer cases of misconduct or incompetence
- view disciplinary orders and decisions
view forthcoming hearings and induction appeals
Details of forthcoming hearings, including the name and school of the referred teacher, are published on this website three working days before the hearing is due to take place.
stay informed as an employer
You can subscribe to a termly email newsletter for Employers. This newsletter provides updates on registration, regulation and fee payment issues. Email us to subscribe.
- email: email@example.com
meet the GTC's Public Relations Manager
GTC staff are available to meet with local authorities (LAs) to speak about the work of the GTC. This could be useful if you or your staff are new to human resources work for schools and you would like support to carry out your statutory requirements.
The GTC can:
- meet human resources and finance managers at individual LAs
- attend regional networks of human resources and finance managers
- meet LA governor trainers to discuss how the work of the GTC is communicated to school governors.
- Alan Newland, GTC Public Relations Manager
- phone: 020 7023 3928
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
set up an Employer Access account
To use Employer Access you need to be set up an account with the GTC.
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 0370 001 4823
refer cases of misconduct or incompetence
Since 20 January 2009, employers have been required to refer cases relating to registered teachers to one of two bodies:
- the GTC
- the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Referral to either body is a statutory requirement.
The GTC deals with cases where issues concerning the safety or welfare of children do not arise and where a registered teacher is dismissed for misconduct or incompetence, or resigns in circumstances where dismissal was possible.
All such referrals should be sent to:
Alan Sweeney or Sharon Timmins
Investigating Team Leader
The General Teaching Council
Victoria Square House
tel: 0121 345 0065
Tel: 0121 345 0044.
All referrals should be accompanied by the following documentation, as listed in the schedule to Regulation 29 of the General Teaching Council for England (Disciplinary Functions) Regulations 2001 (as amended).
- Letter or notice terminating a registered teacher's employment.
- Statement of reasons for dismissal.
- Employer's records relating to the dismissal or any contemplated dismissal, including notes and minutes of meetings, interview notes, and evidence supplied to or obtained by the employer.
- Employer's records relating to conduct which eventually led to a registered teacher's dismissal or would but for his resignation have led his employer to dismiss or consider dismissing him, including notes and minutes of meetings, interview notes, and evidence supplied to or obtained by the employer.
- Employer's letters, warnings or notices issued to a registered teacher in relation to his dismissal or contemplated dismissal, or the conduct which eventually led to his dismissal or would but for his resignation have led his employer to dismiss or consider dismissing him, and his replies or representations in relation thereto.
- Any other statements, representations and evidence submitted by a registered teacher to his employer in relation to his dismissal or contemplated dismissal, or the conduct which eventually led to his dismissal or would but for his resignation have led his employer to dismiss or consider dismissing him.
- Letter of resignation.
- Any other document or information which the employer considers is relevant to an Investigating Committee's investigation or proceedings being taken by a Committee against a registered teacher.
Referral to the ISA
Where an individual is dismissed for misconduct (where an issue concerning the safety or welfare of children is raised), unsuitability to work with children or on health grounds, or resigns in circumstances where such a dismissal was possible, the case should be sent to:
The Independent Safeguarding Authority
PO Box 181
tel: switchboard 0300 123 1111.
Further details of the referral procedure, including the form accompanying any referral, can be found on the ISA website.
view disciplinary orders and decisions
Disciplinary orders and decisions made by the GTC within the last three months are published on the website.
Employers can also use the Employer Access service to view the Record of Decisions which includes cumulative details of all past disciplinary cases.
Details of disciplinary orders and decisions are published on the website as soon as possible after they have been made, including the:
- teacher’s name
- teacher's reference number (TRN)
- allegations made against the teacher
- sanction(s) imposed by the disciplinary committee.
These details stay on the website until three months after the decision was made.