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You have to carry out a prohibition check on all teachers and support staff who will do 'teaching work'. Understand what counts as 'teaching work' and how to do the check.

Any member of staff appointed to carry out teaching work needs a prohibition check 

This is set out in paragraph 213 of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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.

How to do the check

Using a teacher reference number

This includes trainee, newly-qualified

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