It is a legal requirement for teacher training courses that applicants are assessed as fit to teach. Teaching is a demanding activity and there are fitness requirements set by the Department for Education for applicants to teacher training.
Maitland Medical undertakes the screening process for physical and psychological fitness to teach. An online questionnaire must be completed and a fee of £71 must be paid upon submission. You will need to contact Maitland Medical at email@example.com if you need a paper questionnaire or guidance on the process. Full submission and payment details are included on the questionnaire.
Maitland Medical will notify UEL when an assessment has been made so that we can update our records. These records will be checked prior to your placements to ensure that you are fully cleared to attend.
Trainee teachers with special needs and/or disabilities are very successful on our courses particularly when they disclose their needs before registration. If you do have a particular need or disability, we strongly encourage you to disclose this as soon as possible so that we can assess the level of support you may need and to which you are entitled.
Please be aware that if there is any change in your physical or psychological health after you have completed your Fitness to Teach Questionnaire, it is your responsibility to contact Maitland Medical in the first instance.
If there is a change in your physical or psychological health after you have enrolled with the University, you must inform your Course Leader in the first instance.
You may be required to complete another health assessment to ensure that you remain fit to be on the course.