Teacher Disciplinary Hearings

Cartwright King has a team of Professional Discipline solicitors with the knowledge and relevant expertise to represent and defend you in any disciplinary investigations, proceedings and hearings before the National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL). Whether you require advice or need someone to represent you, we are here to help. We are a national firm and can assist wherever you are based.

Free Initial Telephone Consultation

Our highly skilled team are here to take the worry off your hands. We can provide an initial free telephone consultation to see how we can assist in your case. Please call us on 0345 894 1622 or email info@cartwrightking.co.uk.

The National College for Teaching & Leadership

The NCTL is an executive agency of the UK’s Department for Education and sets high standards in the education sector for headteachers and teachers. If these standards are not met and serious professional misconduct has taken place, the NCTL has the authority to make decisions leading to the prohibition of teachers from the teaching profession.

The NCTL can investigate a range of allegations including (not exhaustive):

  • Gross Misconduct
  • Poor Performance
  • Damage/Improper Use of School Facilities
  • Violent/Abusive Behaviour
  • Fraud/Dishonesty
  • Sharing Confidential Information

How We Can Help

Following the merger between the National College for School Leadership and the Teaching Agency, all schools, independent schools, sixth form colleges, youth custody settings and children’s homes in England are now all regulated by the NCTL.

Our team of Professional Discipline lawyers have the expertise and experience to assist you in any disciplinary investigations, proceedings and hearings before the NCTL. We understand the seriousness of sanctions available which can include a lifetime ban from teaching. 

We can assist in all stages of proceedings in protecting your career and livelihood including:

  • Initial Referral to the NCTL
  • Responding to a Notice of Proceedings
  • Interim Prohibition Orders
  • Representation at hearings
  • Preparing Written Responses and Evidence
  • Appeals Advice

Why Choose Us?

We are one of the largest defence firms in the country and we have a vast amount of experience of defending individuals’ interests. As well as having the relevant expertise and experience to defend in all NCTL disciplinary matters, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients. We recognise that you will want your case dealt with as a matter of urgency and will offer you reassurance every step of the way.

How to make contact

If you require any legal advice or if you would like a no obligation, free initial telephone discussion, then please call us on 0345 894 1622. Alternatively you can email the Professional Discipline team on info@cartwrightking.co.uk and we will contact you.

Our Professional Discipline solicitors can defend teachers across the country and are happy to meet at a time and location that suits you. We also have a network of offices We also have a network of offices in BirminghamBedfordBoltonDerbyLeedsLeicesterLondon TempleLondon Fleet StreetLutonManchesterMiddlesbroughMilton KeynesNewcastleNorthamptonNottinghamOxfordSheffield and Worcester.

For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

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