Vacancies In Teaching – Who Is Restricted From Being A Teacher?

Vacancies in teaching are being filled every day by newly qualified and experienced teachers; as well as those looking to change teaching jobs, and by those who have come back to teaching after a break away. But whilst many people are encouraged to become teachers, some cannot for a number of reasons.

The main reason is crime. Having a criminal record won’t necessarily preclude you from becoming a teacher, but it does depend on the crime that was committed, the severity of the crime, and the sentence that was handed down to you. Teaching jobs require a lot of responsibility and someone with a criminal past may not be entirely suitable. Alternatively, if the crimes were ‘petty’ and lessons have been learned then it could help the teacher to help the children in his or her care. The crimes that will stop you advancing any further with your dream of becoming a teacher and applying for teaching vacancies are: murder, rape, paedophilia, arson, kidnapping, and any kind of violent crime such as grievous bodily harm. Checks are carried out during each application, and all teachers must have a recent DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check (this has replaced the previous CRB check). If any omissions have been made on the application, they will be discovered at this stage. Other crimes may still allow you to teach, but this would be at the discretion of the school you are applying to, and will have to be discussed prior to interview. These crimes could include shoplifting and some drug offences amongst others.

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