Department for Education (DfE)
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BT
The Department for Education is the department of Her Majesty’s Government working to the UK Secretary of State for Education.
|Telephone:||0370 000 2288|
Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)
The Teaching Regulation Agency was repurposed from the NCTL in April 2018.
Teaching Information Line
The Teaching Information Line advises on recruitment opportunities and handles queries about becoming a teacher, initial teacher training and provision of relevant training.
|Telephone:||0800 389 2500|
Teacher Enquiry Line
The Teacher Enquiry Line handles queries about teacher induction, qualified teacher status and teacher regulation.
|Telephone:||0207 593 5392|
Teacher Reference numbers
For any queries over Teacher Reference numbers, contact the TRA at the number shown.
|Telephone:||0207 593 5392|
GSA is the main association to which heads of girls senior independent schools belong.
HMC represents the heads of over 240 boys’ and co-educational independent senior schools.
|Telephone:||01858 469 059|
Represents the heads of more than 570 boys’, girls’ and co-educational preparatory schools for children aged from 2 to 13.
ISA members include heads of some 300 preparatory, senior and all-through schools.
The Society represents the heads of independent schools of all sizes, many of which have a long tradition of boarding.
COBIS is a membership association of British schools of quality, established in 1981 to support its members and represent their interests in Britain and overseas, particularly with Government, education authorities and educational associations in order to advance the interests of British schools outside the UK.
Additional independent sector organisations
The Independent Schools Council (ISC)
The Independent Schools Council is established to support the aims and objectives of its member associations, to protect and promote the sector through targeted and effective campaigns with policy makers and opinion formers, to be a leading source of legal and regulatory guidance for the sector, to conduct and compile authoritative sector research and intelligence and to provide online access to sector and school information to inform parental decisions
|Telephone:||020 7766 7070|
Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is a body approved for the purpose of inspection under Section 162A of the Education Act 2002. As such it reports to the Department for Education (DfE) on the extent to which schools meet statutory requirements. ISI is the agency responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Associations of the Independent Schools Council (ISC)
|Telephone:||020 7600 0100|
|Telephone:||029 2046 0099|
|Telephone:||0131 314 6000|
|Telephone:||028 9033 3390|
Northern Ireland Department for Education
43 Balloo Road
Co. Down BT19 7PR
|Telephone:||028 9127 9279|
National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC)
Glos, GL50 1XP
UK NARIC is the National Agency responsible for facilitating checks on non-teaching qualifications awarded overseas.
|Telephone:||0871 330 7033 (Helpline)|
National Education Union
London WC1H 9BD
|Telephone:||0345 811 8111|
National Association of School Masters/Union of Women Teachers
Hillscourt Education Centre Rose Hill
|Telephone:||0121 453 6150|
National Association of Headteachers
1 Heath Sq
W Sussex RH16 1BL
Association of School and College Leaders (formerly SHA)
130 Regent Rd
Voice: the union for education professionals
2 St James’ Court
Derby DE1 1BT
Chartered College of Teaching
9-11 Endsleigh Gardens
The professional body working to celebrate, support and connect all teachers providing world-class education, and to raise the status of the teaching profession.
|Telephone:||020 7911 5589|