The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has censured a teacher for driving without a licence. The teacher was banned from driving in 2017 on medical reasons, but was picked up and convicted for driving without a licence only a month after her licence had been revoked.  Because she was not a registered teacher at the time of the convictions she was not required to report the conviction to the Teaching Council, but the conviction came to light when she applied to renew her practising certificate in 2018.

When the matter was referred to the Disciplinary Tribunal it decided that a censure was all that was required in the circumstances, as there was no pattern of driving offences or failing to comply with Court orders.  The driver has since been cleared to drive by her medical specialist and had her licence reinstated.

Alan Knowsley
Education Lawyer