About Hearings

Fitness to Teach Panel hearings are held to determine whether the fitness to teach of an applicant for registration or a registered teacher is or is not impaired.

Our Fitness to Teach Rules govern the hearings process.

A Fitness to Teach Panel is composed of a minimum of three people comprising a majority of registered teachers and at least one lay person.

Hearings generally take place at our office at Clerwood House, Edinburgh between the hours of 9.30 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we also began to hold hearings using Microsoft Teams.

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