Something to declare
From August 1, new teachers and those returning to the profession have to complete a suitability form listing any past crimes, no matter how old. Only minor, one-off convictions such as driving without due care and attention or possession of a class C drug will not need to be listed. The council says the aim of the new checks is to filter out people unsuitable to teach before they get into classrooms.
* http:www.gtce.org.ukaboutthegtc faqssuitability (IB)