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CRB Caution

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by fesmajeed, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. I have recived a conviction and a caution for a driving offence and for possesion of cannabis about a month ago. I recived my QTS in July 2010 and the conviction and caution (on same day) on 22 december 2010.
    I am currently employed in a indpendent school as well as a pupil referal unit, both of whom know about the offences. I am an ICT TEACHER
    In light of the above I have applied for teaching positions in state schools as the pay in the independent school is almost half of MPS. I do decalre my convictions and caution in the application form. Just wanted a Head teachers oppinion or Head of ICT oppinion on the chances of me getting a shortlisted for an interview and subsequentlu securing a permnanat post in a state School

    Many Thanks
  2. appologise for the spelling, it is 04:00 in the morning and spelling and grammer check was not on!!!
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Yes you declare all cautions and convictions on a teaching application form. It is then the choice of the school whether to go ahead with the application. if you did not declare it would be found out through the CRB check and the school could dismiss you as you have mislead them on the application.
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Some heads might not want to appoint you because of it, but many would take you if you were the best candidate.
    I speak as a head who once appointed a candidate who had served a prison sentence.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    A bad experience for you.
    But Middlemarch is right - you need to be the best candidate.
    More specifically, you need to persuade them, right from the first paragraph of your application, that you are the best candidate.
    The JobSeekers Forum gives excellent free advice on producing a good application, but you might like to consider whether, in your situation, you need to invest in some paid advice. See below.
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  6. Nothing to add really to the solid advice, just to say that, as my trainees found out, teachers as [professionals and role models need to understand that what you do in your private life may not always be private and could affect your job. Ultimately a caution or conviction need not be the end of a career, but it may well severely hamper your job prospects. There is no concept of 'spent' convictions/cautions in the CRB process for teachers.

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