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Prohibited Teachers List

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Since September 2013, Schools are required to complete a check against the Prohibited Teachers list (previously known as a ‘List 99’ check) for all new staff that will be undertaking “Teaching Work”.

This service enables employers and potential employers to access to the following lists:

  • Teachers who have failed induction or probation
  • General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) sanctions
  • Teachers prohibited from the profession
  • Teachers sanctioned in other EEA member states

This check is required in addition to the DBS check and must be completed by the School themselves at the Appointment stage. This should then be recorded on the Schools’ single central record.

Support Staff

There is no statutory requirement for a prohibition check to be made on applications for any school staff position, unless that person will carry out unsupervised/undirected teaching work. This means that generally this check would not be required. However, Schools can choose to undertake additional checks to those required by legislation to ensure an individual’s suitability. For example, where someone applying for a Teaching Assistant role indicates that they have Qualified Teacher Status, or have previously worked as a Teacher. If a school intends to do this, it is advisable to make this clear in the application process.

The Prohibition from Teaching database is managed by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and can be accessed through the Department for Education’s Secure access portal. You can search for an employee using the teacher reference number (TRN) and date of birth, or alternatively simply search for the individuals name manually on the list.

You can click here for more information on carrying out this check.

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