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Fitness to Teach Statistics

           

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Cases Received +

   2016/17  2015/16  2014/15 2013/14
Total  160  333  648  568
The reduction in cases received from 2015/16 to 2016/17 continues what was observed last year and is due to a drop in the number of criminal conviction cases received as the process of retrospective checking of criminal record information bringing teachers into the PVG Scheme has now ended.

Delegated Authority +

   2016/17  2015/16  2014/15 2013/14
 Conviction cases  48  154  470  371

Initial Consideration +

   2016/17  2015/16  2014/15 2013/14
 Cases screened out at this stage  61  49  33  69
 [Total number of referrals considered at this stage] [154] [191] [170] [147]

Investigating Panel +

 Disposals  2016/17  2015/16  2014/15  2013/14
 Referred to Fitness to Teach Panel  40  33  34  34
 No case to answer  53  47  25  18
 Reprimand with consent order accepted  8  13  5  5
 Further investigations instructed  -  -  6  6
 Total number of cases considered  101  93  70  63

Fitness to Teach Panel + (Year: 2016/17)

 Outcome  Number  Case Type
     Conviction  Conduct  Competence
Removal +  8  -  6  2
Removal with Consent +  7  2  3  2
Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  1  -  1  -
Reprimand  2  -  2  -
Reprimand and Conditional Registration Order  5  1  4  -
Conditional Registration Order  2  -  2  -
No Order  0  -  -  -
Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
Subsequent registration application granted  0  -  -  -
Subsequent registration application refused  1  -  -  -
Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
Fitness to Teach impairment not found  6  3  3  -
Cancelled/withdrawn  7  -  5  -
Cases Concluded  39  6  26  4

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  4
 Conviction  6
 Conduct  26
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  3

Past Fitness to Teach Panel

2016/17
2015/16
2014/15
2013/14
2012/13
2011/12
2010/11
2009/10
2008/09
2007/08
2006/07