Any member of staff appointed to carry out teaching work needs a prohibition check
You must carry out this check, as set out in paragraph 232 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).
Teaching work is defined as:
- Planning and preparing lessons and courses for pupils
- Delivering lessons to pupils, including through distance learning or online
- Assessing the development, progress and attainment of pupils
- Reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils
These activities are not seen as ‘teaching work’ if the person doing them is under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher (or someone nominated by the headteacher to direct and supervise them), unless this is for the purposes of induction.
This is outlined in section 3 of the Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012.
To make sure you're carrying out all the necessary checks for teaching staff, take a look at our recruitment checks cheat sheet.