Additional pre-appointment checks on teachers

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Since 18th January, where any European Economic Area (EEA) authority that has responsibility for regulating the teaching profession imposes a restriction on a person’s ability to work as a teacher, this information must be shared with all other EEA teacher regulators.

In addition to the normal teacher prohibition pre-appointment checks detailed at part 3 of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ statutory guidance, schools can now use the Employer Access (EA) Online Service to also identify restrictions imposed by all EEA authorities.

Restrictions imposed by another EEA authority do not prevent an individual from taking up teaching positions in England. However, schools should consider the circumstances leading to the restriction when considering a candidate’s suitability. The EA Online Service explains how to get additional information about EEA restrictions.

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