With conviction

5th May 2006 at 01:00
I have a conviction for criminal damage, committed when I was still at school. Should I mention it on my application form?

Yes, as it should be detected by the Criminal Records Bureau check. Owning up allows you to put it into context, especially if it is the type of offence that these days would only receive a fixed penalty rather than a visit to court. By completing your training, and working in schools, you have demonstrated that it should already have been considered several times and not regarded as a barrier to teaching. However, new rules to be introduced will tighten the regulations even further.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now