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Professor Roger Woods 'What happens when teachers break the rules?'

Professor Roger Woods, Teaching Regulation Agency

What happens when teachers break the rules?

Monday 1 July 2019
5.00 - 6.00pm
The Dome 0.01, Bognor Regis campus

You are invited to join us for an expert seminar by Professor Roger Woods, a professional conduct panellist for the Teaching Regulation Agency, about the work of the Teacher Misconduct Unit and the way Part 2 of the Teaching Standards is regulated.

Since 2012, the Teaching Regulation Agency has published almost 900 reports of panel hearings following a transgression of the Teaching Standards, to determine whether the conduct is so serious that the teacher should be prohibited from teaching. Sometimes such transgressions hit the headlines – for example, when teachers are discovered to have crossed boundaries and conducted inappropriate relationships with pupils. Other cases making the news include the 2015 'Trojan Horse’ affair in Birmingham as well as a number of incidents where colleagues have been alleged to have behaved fraudulently.

Such cases affect a tiny proportion of the teaching profession, but the decision to prohibit a teacher from pursuing their profession can have a devastating impact on his or her life. Professor Roger Woods will be discussing the regulations and how the Teacher Misconduct Unit applies these, to uphold professional standards and accountability.

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