Teacher misconduct scheme to be extended to FE

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The Schools Bill includes proposals to ‘strengthen the current Teacher Misconduct Regime to include more educational institutions’. The Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA) can currently only act in respect of misconduct against teachers in schools, academies, sixth form colleges, certain forms of youth accommodation and children’s homes. However, following the response to a consultation held in February, the DfE confirmed that TRA would have its powers extended to post-16 education and training ‘when a suitable legislative opportunity becomes available.

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