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5 Additional grounds for prohibiting or restricting employment.E+W

(1)In subsection (6) of section 218 (provision for prohibiting or restricting employment of teachers etc.) of the Education Reform Act 1988 (“the 1988 Act”), for the words from “on medical grounds” to the end there shall be substituted the words “ on the grounds mentioned in subsection (6ZA) below ”.

(2)After that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(6ZA)The grounds are—

(a)medical grounds;

(b)the grounds of misconduct;

(c)the grounds that the persons concerned are not fit and proper persons to be employed as teachers or in such work as is mentioned in subsection (5)(c) above;

(d)the grounds that the persons concerned are included (otherwise than provisionally) in the list kept by the Secretary of State under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1999 (list of individuals considered unsuitable to work with children); and

(e)as respects employment or further employment as teachers, educational grounds.

(3)In subsection (6A) of that section, for the words “on medical grounds, or in cases of misconduct,” there shall be substituted the words “ on the grounds mentioned in subsection (6ZA)(a) to (d) above ”.

(4)In section 15 of the M1Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (supply of information relating to the dismissal or resignation of teachers), after the words “on the grounds of misconduct or incompetence” there shall be inserted the words “ , on the grounds mentioned in section 218(6ZA)(c) of that Act ”.

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