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DfE Number?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by academicallyblonde, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. For those who have not read my previous post, I am looking to return to primary teaching after a long break. I'm in the process of registering for the Returning to Teaching programme, and have just been asked for my DfE number. I have my Teacher Reference Number. Is this the same thing? If not, what does the DfE number look like, and where can I find it?

    Many thanks in advance for your help

    ab xx
     
  2. For those who have not read my previous post, I am looking to return to primary teaching after a long break. I'm in the process of registering for the Returning to Teaching programme, and have just been asked for my DfE number. I have my Teacher Reference Number. Is this the same thing? If not, what does the DfE number look like, and where can I find it?

    Many thanks in advance for your help

    ab xx
     
  3. Same thing.
     
  4. Oh, that's a relief.
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. Hi
    I'm always amazed when schools/local authorities keep asking for teachers' DfE number - this 'number' is your registration number which identifes you as a qualified teacher (i.e. holding QTS). In my day it was called a DES number, this then became a DfE number which became a DfEE number and then a TRN (also called by some a DfES number). The teacher reference number starts with the year in which you started training e.g. 09 followed by a reference number.
    In essence it just means that people have not noticed that a different organisation - the GTC now holds the ergister. Mind you,once that's abolished then the TRN could well become a DfE number again or, if registration of teachers is taken over by the TDA then it could still be a TRN or they could decide to call it a TDA number.
    James
     
  6. Aparicio1

    Aparicio1 New commenter

    Many thank-you
     

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