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I believe that the first two digits are the year you started your teacher training course, then / and the rest of the numbers follows
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I have a couple of questions about this:
1- So when they ask you "Are you registered with the GTC?" in an application, you are supposed to tick YES if you have your DfES number? Or do you have to do something else apart from finishing your PGCE and getting your QTS certificate just after that?
2- I've also found this question in an application form: "Have you successfully completed a period of induction as a qualified teacher in this country where the DfES required this?"
Well, I must say I'm not sure... I worked as a 0.6 Spanish teacher in a Sixth Form for a year after finishing my PGCE in Secondary. So what about the induction? Is that it? I never did any paperwork... :S What can I write or how can I find out about that induction period? sorry, it may be obvious, but I'm not sure...
Thank you very much!!! :)
thank you very much
The GTC no longer exists, you are now registered with the Teaching Agency which is a division of the DfE - your DfE Number is the valid number that identifies you on the register of qualified teachers held by the TA.
In a sixth form you were not required to complete induction and unless you were registered with the LA and there were meetings and completed paperwork I suspect that the answer is that you have not completed induction so you may well qualify for induction depending on the post you take in a school.
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