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Fitness to Teach Statistics

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Cases Received +

   2016/17  2015/16  2014/15 2013/14
Total  160  333  648  568
The reduction in cases received from 2015/16 to 2016/17 continues what was observed last year and is due to a drop in the number of criminal conviction cases received as the process of retrospective checking of criminal record information bringing teachers into the PVG Scheme has now ended.

Delegated Authority +

   2016/17  2015/16  2014/15 2013/14
 Conviction cases  48  154  470  371

Initial Consideration +

   2016/17  2015/16  2014/15 2013/14
 Cases screened out at this stage  61  49  33  69
 [Total number of referrals considered at this stage] [154] [191] [170] [147]

Investigating Panel +

 Disposals  2016/17  2015/16  2014/15  2013/14
 Referred to Fitness to Teach Panel  40  33  34  34
 No case to answer  53  47  25  18
 Reprimand with consent order accepted  8  13  5  5
 Further investigations instructed  -  -  6  6
 Total number of cases considered  101  93  70  63

Fitness to Teach Panel +(Year: 2016/17)

 Outcome  Number  Case Type
     Conviction  Conduct  Competence
Removal +  8  -  6  2
Removal with Consent  +  7  2  3  2
Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  1  -  1  -
Reprimand  2  -  2  -
Reprimand and Conditional Registration Order  5  1  4  -
Conditional Registration Order  2  -  2  -
No Order  0  -  -  -
Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
Subsequent registration application granted  0  -  -  -
Subsequent registration application refused  1  -  -  -
Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
Fitness to Teach impairment not found  6  3  3  -
Cancelled/withdrawn  7  -  5  -
Cases Concluded  39  6  26  4

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  4
 Conviction  6
 Conduct  26
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  3

Past Fitness to Teach Panel

 Year: 2015/16  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  8  - 6 2
   Removal with Consent  7  2 3 2
   Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  1  -  1  -
   Reprimand  2  -  2  -
   Reprimand and Conditional Registration Order  5  1  4  -
   Conditional Registration Order  2  -  2  -
   No Order  0  -  -  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application refused  1  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Fitness to Teach impairment not found  6  3  3  -
   Cancelled/withdrawn  7  - 5  -
   Cases Concluded  39  6  26  4

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  4
 Conviction  6
 Conduct  26
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  3
 Year: 2015/16  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  3  1 2 -
   Removal with Consent  9  2 5 2
   Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  2  -  -  -
   Reprimand  1  -  1  -
   Reprimand and Conditional Registration Order  1  1  -  -
   Conditional Registration Order  0  -  -  -
   No Order  0  -  -  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  1  -  1  -
   Fitness to Teach impairment not found  1  1  3  -
   Cancelled/withdrawn  3  - 3  -
   Cases Concluded  24      

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  2
 Conviction  5
 Conduct  15
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  0
 Year: 2014/15  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  15  4 10 1
   Removal with Consent  4  1 2 1
   Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  0  -  -  -
   Reprimand  4  -  4  -
   Reprimand and Conditional Registration Order  2  2  -  -
   Conditional Registration Order  1  - 1  -
   No Order  0  -  -  -
   Registration application granted  1 (with conditional registration order)  1  -  -
   Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application granted  1  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application refused  1  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Fitness to Teach impairment not found  2  1  1  -
   Cancelled/withdrawn  1  1 Conduct and Conviction  -
   Cases Concluded  24      

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  2
 Conviction  9
 Conduct  18
 Conduct and conviction  1
 Subsequent registration application  2
 Year: 2013/14  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  12  3  6  3
   Removal with Consent  12  7  4  1
   Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  2  -  -  -
   Reprimand  1  -  1  -
   Reprimand and Conditional Registration Order  0  -  -  -
   Conditional Registration Order  0  -  -  -
   No Order  1  -  1  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  1  -  1  -
   Subsequent registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  1  -  1  -
   Fitness to Teach impairment not found  0  -  -  -
   Cancelled/withdrawn  3  -  2  -
     1 Subsequent Registration Application
   Cases Concluded  33      

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  4
 Conviction  10
 Conduct  16
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  1
 Year: 2012/13  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  10  3  5  2
   Removal with Consent  15  4  7  4
   Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  2  -  -  -
   Reprimand  5  2  3  -
   Reprimand and Conditional Registration Order  2  1  1  -
   Conditional Registration Order  0  -  -  -
   No Order  1  -  1  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  1  -  1  -
   Subsequent registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Subsequent registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Fitness to Teach impairment not found  1  -  1  -
   Cases Concluded  37      

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  6
 Conviction  10
 Conduct  19
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  0
 Year: 2011/12  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  18  5  10  3
   Removal (added to PVG Barred List)  1  -  -  -
   Reprimand  2  1  1  -
   Conditional Registration Order  1  -  1  -
   No Order  1  -  1  -
   Registration application granted  2  -  2  -
   Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Registration application withdrawn  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application granted  3  -  -  -
   Restoration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application withdrawn  0  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Impairment not found  0  -  -  -
   Cases Concluded  28      

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  3
 Conviction  6
 Conduct  15
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  3
 Year: 2010/11  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  17  4  10   3
   Removal (added to Disqualified from Working with Children List (since replaced by Protecting Vulnerable Group (PVG) Scheme))  3  -  -  -
   Reprimand  3  1  2  -
   Conditional Registration Order  0  -  -  -
   No Order  0  -  -  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  2  -  2  -
   Registration application withdrawn  3  1  2  -
   Restoration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application withdrawn  3  1  2  -
   Facts not found proved  0      
   Impairment not found  0  -  -  -
   Cases Concluded  28      

Breakdown by case type (excluding Disqualified from Working with Children List cases):

 Competence  3
 Conviction  6
 Conduct  16
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  0
 Year: 2009/10  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  17  8  8  1
   Removal (added to Disqualified from Working with Children List (since replaced by Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme))  1  -  -  -
   Reprimand  1  -  1  -
   Conditional Registration Order  1  1  -  -
   No Order  1  -  1  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  1  1  -  -
   Registration application withdrawn  1  1  -  -
   Restoration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application withdrawn  1  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Impairment not found  0  -  -  -
   Cases Concluded  24      

Breakdown by case type (excluding Disqualified from Working with Children List cases):

 Competence   1
 Conviction   11
 Conduct   10
 Conduct and conviction   0
 Subsequent registration application   1
 Year: 2008/09  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  15  6  8  1
   Removal (added to Disqualified from Working with Children List (since replaced by Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme))  2  -  -  -
 Reprimand  2  1  1  -
   Conditional Registration Order  1  -  1  -
   No Order  0  -  -  -
   Registration application granted  1  1  -  -
   Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
 

 Restoration application granted

 1  -  -  -
   Restoration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application withdrawn  0  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Impairment not found  0  -  -  -
   Cases Concluded  22      

Breakdown by case type (excluding Disqualified from Working with Children List cases):

 Competence  1
 Conviction  8
 Conduct  10
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  1
 Year: 2007/08  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  10  8  2  -
   Removal (added to Disqualified from Working with Children List (since replaced by Protecting Vulnerable Group (PVG) Scheme))  0  -  -  -
   Reprimand  1  1  -  -
   Conditional Registration Order  3  3  -  -
   No Order  2  1  1  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  1  1  -  -
   Restoration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application refused  1  -  -  -
   Restoration application withdrawn  1  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Impairment not found  0  -  -  -
   Cases Concluded  19      

Breakdown by case type (excluding PVG Barred List cases):

 Competence  0
 Conviction  14
 Conduct  3
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  2
 Year: 2006/07  Outcome  Number  Case Type
       Conviction  Conduct  Competence
   Removal  8  5  3  0
   Removal (added to Disqualified from Working with Children List (since replaced by Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme))  0  -  -  -
   Reprimand  0  -  -  -
   Conditional Registration Order  0  -  -  -
   No Order  0  -  -  -
   Registration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Registration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application granted  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application refused  0  -  -  -
   Restoration application withdrawn  0  -  -  -
   Facts not found proved  0  -  -  -
   Impairment not found  0  -  -  -
   Cases Concluded  8      

Breakdown by case type (excluding Disqualified from Working with Children List cases):

 Competence  0
 Conviction  5
 Conduct  3
 Conduct and conviction  0
 Subsequent registration application  0