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Dear Theo- OR anyone who knows- CRB declaration stuff

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by pepperdebenne, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Do you have to declare fixed penalty notices for going into a bus lane on an application form?
    I cannot for the life of me find out if this counts or not?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Golly - no idea.
    But it's hardly going to make you unsuitable for being a teacher, is it?
    So I would declare it in the spirit of being honest and open. I cannot imagine that anyone would fail to appoint you because of that.
    Don't forget that having things to declare does not rule you out - the school has to make a decision, in the light of the offence, whether you are unsuitable. Something as minor as that (I have to say that I have had one too - but in my defence I thought it was rush hour only, and it was 24 hour) is no big deal. Some quite serious offences of dishonesty have been declared and people still appointed.
    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!
  3. I know, it seems such a silly thing to put down. And I asked the policeman at the time and he said it wasn't a conviction. I wasn't intending to put it down but there was a line in the guidance notes that said 'A fine or any other sentence not mentioned above' and it was a fine, so it made me think twice! There's not much advice out there about it and it's really confusing. I've always been such a law abiding person that it upsets me to put something down on the form!!

    (in my defence, it was my front wheels that went into the bus lane by about half a foot as I was putting on my brakes to avoid going into it, in an area I'd never driven in before! I thought it was hugely unfair of them to pull me over and be so mean about it!)

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