Declaration of Suitability for Teaching

As stated in the conditional offer, all ITE applicants will need to complete a Suitability Declaration so that their suitability to teach can be assessed by the University

Please complete and submit the Suitability Declaration form as soon as possible and well in advance of the programme start date.

  • Declaration of Suitability for Teaching
    Please complete this form fully and accurately.
  • Name
  • Type of ITE applied for?
  • 1. Disclosure and Barring
    Please be aware that it is the applicant’s responsibility to be aware of current legislation. Filtering guidance is available at
  • Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) by SI 2013 1198?
  • Have you ever been disqualified from working with children by an order under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009?
  • 2. Disciplinary record, unprofessional conduct and notifiable listings
    Please answer the following questions carefully. If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the questions, you will be contacted by the University who will seek further information about your circumstances and may make other relevant inquiries to colleges and former employers to enable an informed decision to be made about your application.
  • Are you currently the subject of any disciplinary investigation?
  • Have you ever had a disciplinary finding against you?
  • Have you ever had your employment terminated for unprofessional behaviour or misconduct?
  • Have you ever been suspended or disqualified from any professional training programme?
  • Have you ever been suspended or deregistered for professional misconduct by any other professional register?
  • Have you ever been listed upon the DBS Children’s Barred List, the Protection of Children Act list (POCA), or Section 142 of the Education Act (2000) (formerly List 99)?
  • Your declaration
    By completing and submitting this form, you confirm that you understand its contents and that the information you provide is complete and accurate.
  • Please note: The data you provide in this form will be held by the University for the purposes of assessing your suitability for teaching. For more information how we process your data please go to:
  • I understand that the information that I have provided will be checked against my Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service or successor bodies disclosures and I affirm that it is a full and accurate declaration.
  • I undertake to disclose any changes in information that occur after submission of this declaration.
  • I understand that if I refuse to provide additional relevant information or otherwise assist in this suitability process that the provisional offer of a place on the programme may be withdrawn.
  • I also understand that failure to disclose relevant information is regarded as a serious matter and that if it is discovered after I have been accepted upon the programme, it could result in a suitability investigation which may lead to exclusion from training.
  • Name