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Where would I find my GTC number?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by missied, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. missied

    missied New commenter

    I've been asked for it on an application form but don't know where I'd find it. Can anyone help?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter



    Are you in England?

    In which case you write N/A.

    It's an old form, they haven't revised it, the GTC was banished 4 years ago.

    Do they ask you for your DfES number too? ;)

    P.S. Have you found the 20+ advice articles on different aspects of applications? Tag me @TheoGriff if not, and I'll point you towards them.

    Best wishes

  3. missied

    missied New commenter

    Thanks TheoGriff......I thought GTC didn't exist anymore but because it was there thought I had my wires crossed.

    Since deciding to leave my current position I have read quite a few of your advice articles and plan to use many of the tips - one of the reasons I posted on here as I didn't want to leave a box empty
  4. missied

    missied New commenter

    Forgot to add they did want DfES number too - which I know already identifies who I am etc
  5. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    Unless they're planning to bring it back with the academies. I'm not joking.
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Yes, it's just one of the old names for the teacher reference number.

    Best wishes

  7. cneash84

    cneash84 New commenter

    Hi, I have also been asked for a GTC number which I have written as my TRN, but then it asks if I am GTC registered and whether I have paid this years' registration. How should I fill that in?
  8. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    If the school is in England they're idiots. The GTC was abolished in 2012 and so was the requirement for teachers to register. So you don't have a GTC number and you pay a registration fee. Have they really not noticed this after 6 years!


    Assuming you would quite like to work for them probably best not to tell them they need to update their form, just put N/A against both questions.
  9. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    Old application form, fill in TRN and leave the rest blank or N/A. Consider not working for a school with such poor processes.

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