New Teaching Regulation Agency


The National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) has now closed and its regulatory responsibilities have passed to the new Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) from 1st April. 

Referrals relating to allegations of serious misconduct on the part of teachers will be managed by this new agency.   The referral process and criteria remain unchanged.

The TRA will also manage the Teacher Status Check portal to enable employers to verify Qualified Teacher Status, completion of induction and identify any prohibition orders. Additionally, the new agency will assess applications for UK QTS from overseas qualifies teachers.

All other former responsibilities, including teacher recruitment, training and development and leadership, will now sit with the DfE.

You can read more about these changes here: