Teacher who jokingly threatened pupil with a knife banned for two years – The Guardian

‘A teacher who put his arm around a pupil’s neck while holding a knife and jokingly threatened to kill him for giving a wrong answer has been banned from the classroom for two years.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2014

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The time when child abuse wasn’t dealt with properly – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in archives, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘A major inquiry has been launched into how historical allegations of child abuse were handled. The UK’s National Archives contain some appalling examples of abuse at children’s homes and approved schools from decades past.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2014

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Teacher’s sexual relationship with boy, 15 – BBC News

‘A former deputy headmaster is given a lifetime teaching ban for an “inappropriate sexual relationship” with a 15-year-old boy.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2014

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Teacher given suspended jail sentence for sex with pupil – The Guardian

‘A woman discovered her daughter was having sex with a teacher after she found him hiding under the teenager’s bed, a court has heard. Married maths teacher Andrew Welsh, 36, was caught when the girl’s mother returned home unexpectedly one morning last July, Bolton crown court was told on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2014

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Art teacher who headbutted pupil was able to keep working despite getting criminal record for attack – The Independent

‘A teacher who violently assaulted a child in the classroom was able to continue working despite being given a criminal record for the attack, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 8th June 2014

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Ofqual: teachers must come clean on dodgy exam tactics – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2014 in examinations, news, teachers by sally

‘Ofqual, the qualifications watchdog, says it may introduce new rules to prevent teachers using dubious tactics such as rehearsing test answers to inflate pupils’ GCSE results.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Man jailed for offensive Ann Maguire Facebook post – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2014 in inquests, internet, malicious communications, murder, news, sentencing, teachers by tracey

‘A man who posted an offensive message on Facebook after the killing of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Teacher paid £23,000 compensation for slipping in puddle – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2014 in compensation, news, personal injuries, teachers by sally

‘A teacher won a case for £23,000 in compensation after claiming to have suffered injuries after slipping in a puddle at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2014

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Former deputy headmaster jailed for indecently assaulting boys on school trips – The Independent

‘A former deputy headmaster who assaulted boys on school camping trips has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2014

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Unsted Park ‘self-harm blades’ head teacher cleared – BBC News

‘A former head teacher who gave a girl at a special school equipment for self-harming has been cleared of unacceptable professional misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2014

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Line dancing teacher falsely accused of harassment successfully sues rival – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 15th, 2014 in costs, defamation, news, teachers by tracey

‘Award-winning line-dancing teacher Val Myers given apology in High Court after rival falsely accused him of assault and harassing members of the line-dancing community.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2014

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Merrill Academy teacher Leigh White banned for life – BBC News

‘A teacher who kissed and cuddled a pupil has been banned from the profession for life.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2014

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What is the legacy of the Education Act, 70 years on? – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in education, legislation, news, teachers by sally

‘Rab Butler’s 1944 reforms gave teachers autonomy but schools’ freedom today comes with strings attached’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2014

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Teacher Kelly Burgess sentenced for pupil sex – BBC News

’26-year-old drama teacher who admitted having sex with a pupil has been spared a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2014

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Teacher sacked after calling pupils ‘feral’ on Twitter – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in internet, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher has been sacked after she called one pupil “cowface” and labelled others “feral” on Twitter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2014

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Koran teacher who abused girl is spared jail to help his family – Daily Telegraph

‘An Islamic teacher who molested a girl as he taught her the Koran has avoided prison after claiming his family was dependent on him because his wife speaks “very little English”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2014

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Teachers need ‘clearer’ social networking rules, unions say – BBC News

‘Teachers using social media websites should receive clearer guidance, unions have said, in the wake of several high profile disciplinary cases.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2014

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Norfolk former headmaster admits sex abuse of eight boys – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘The headmaster of a former Norfolk boarding school has been warned he could face a life sentence after admitting sex offences.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Teacher paid £230,000 compensation after slipping in ketchup – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in compensation, health & safety, news, personal injuries, teachers by sally

‘The claim is one of £1 million worth of compensation payments made to injured teachers by Essex County Council.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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Education Law for Local Authorities in the Age of Academies – 11 KBW

‘Local authorities no longer run many of our publicly funded schools in England but still have plenty to occupy them in the education field. They have a role in the setting up of new academies. They still run their maintained community schools. In Wales, they remain the Welsh government’s preferred providers of state education. They have intervention powers and can suspend a school’s delegated budget.’

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11 KBW, 24th February 2014

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