Q. What is a teacher number?
A. The Department of Education assign teachers a teacher number once or sometimes before they have obtained Qualified teacher status known as QTS. The number is 7 digits long, the first two of which identify either the year you qualified, started teaching in the UK or started your Bachelor of Education qualification.
Q. I dont have QTS is there any way I can work in schools?
A. Yes. There are a wide range of jobs in schools that do not require QTS for example Teaching Assistants who help individual pupils. Coversupervisors who supervise lessons but are not allowed to do specified work (work involving planning, preparation and marking of lessons) and Night Waking Officers who ensure children who need 24/7 monitoring are kept safe. Our agency also supplies these to schools.
Q. What criminal clearances do I need to have to work in schools?
A. You need an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service. In addition if you have lived abroad in the last five years then you will need a certificate of good conduct from that country. We can arrange an enhanced disclosure for you at our offices.