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General FAQs

Registration & Account

What is a valid username?

A valid username can be anything between 3 and 30 characters and may contain numbers. We do not allow spaces or symbols in a user name.

Can I create multiple usernames?

No, it’s not possible to create multiple usernames linked to the same email address.

When trying to register, I get an error message ‘This email address already exists’. What does this mean?

If you get this error message, this means we already have an account linked to your email address. You can reset the login details linked to your email address.

Reset your login here

I haven’t received a TES activation email. What shall I do?

The activation email is sent as soon as you complete the registration process. Activation email should be delivered in your inbox, however, please remember to check your SPAM / Junk folder as well. If you can’t find the activation email, please contact help@tes.co.uk.

Is it possible to change my username?

Yes, send an email request to help@tes.co.uk from the email address registered on our site quoting your preferred new username. Please remember symbols or spaces are not allowed in a username. You may wish to perform a people search by using the search functionality on our website (top of the page) to check if your preferred new user name is still available. Select ‘People’ from the drop down menu, enter your preferred user name in the search box and hit enter to perform a search.

How do I delete my existing registration?

To remove your existing registration, please email help@tes.co.uk. Remember to include your TES username and send your request from the registered email address.

What can I do if I have forgotten my username/password?

You can reset your login details by clicking on Reset Login.

How can I change the email address/password linked to my TES registration?

To change your email address or password, log onto the site. Once logged in, click on your user name appearing at the top of the page. From the options, select ‘My Account’ followed by ‘change account details’.

I am unable to login even though my login details are correct. I do not get an error message. What can I do?

Please ensure that the date and time (including time zone) on your computer is correct. Incorrect settings can stop you from logging in. If all the settings are correct, please email help@tes.co.uk.

Profile FAQs

What are profiles?

Every TES member has a profile, your profile will help you make connections with other teachers or members of our community and it also helps you stay in touch with what they’ve been up to on the site.

How much information do I need to add to my profile?

You can add as much or as little information as you’re comfortable with. But the more you add the more useful the TES website becomes. For example if you add a biography to your profile explaining your love of rock climbing you could also hook up with other teachers who like to climb mountains.

How do I edit my profile?

To edit your profile, you need to login first. Once logged in, click on your username, which appears at the top of the page. From the options, select My Profile followed by Edit profile.

How do I make profile information public/private?

You can also make aspects of your profile private so they can’t be viewed by anybody else. To change the status of your profile tick or untick the Public box alongside your profile information.

How do I add an image to my profile?

You can add an image to your profile (we can handle gif and jpg files). This image will appear next to any resources you upload and any messages you post in the TES Community. You can either upload a photograph of yourself, or choose an image that represents you, or you could choose a graphic from our library. However you should make sure you have the appropriate permissions to use this image.
You'll find the Add picture option in your Edit Profile page.

Can I send a message to another TES user?

Yes you can. TES has a messaging service. While viewing a user's profile, you'll notice an envelope icon on their profile page, click on this icon to send a message to that user.

Sending a message to other TES users - step-by-step


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