To be accepted onto a teacher training course and gain qualified teacher status (QTS), the law currently requires all prospective teachers to complete a declaration of health questionnaire. Applicants declaring a disability or a medical condition that may impact on their ability to teach may be asked to meet with an occupational health adviser. The adviser will consider the reasonable adjustments that will enable you to fulfil your obligations as a teacher.
If you are disabled, and would like to discuss:
- going into teaching as a career
- applying for teacher training
- disclosing your disability
You might find it helpful to make an appointment to see an adviser.