Here at the GUTP, we are committed to equal opportunities. We aim to ensure that Associate Teachers and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of sex, gender, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs and family circumstances.
In addition, all entrants to initial teacher training programmes must meet the requirement of being fit to train to teach and fit to study. As such, Associate Teachers are required to complete a medical questionnaire prior to starting the course. Any reasonable adjustments will be provided to support prospective teachers in their training.
However, it is important to note that supension or termination of training may be considered under the following circumstances:
- Where an Associate Teacher (AT) is found to have failed to disclose information which would otherwise have made them ineligible.
- Where an AT has given false information about medical problems which then arise during the training.
- If an AT fails to comply with conditions imposed by the provider's medical advisor such as regular monitoring during the course
- If an AT's mental or physical health deteriorates during training and raises doubts about their fitness to train to teach.
To see our policies in full, please download the following files: