Wearing the veil in schools: the debate continues – Education Law Blog

Posted January 27th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, school children, school exclusions, teachers by sally

‘Last week the Prime Minister entered into the debate on the wearing of veils by Muslim women in schools. This week, it is the turn of the Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshire. The Chief Inspector has said that:

“The Prime Minister and Secretary of State are right to give their backing to schools and other institutions which insist on removing face coverings when it makes sense to do so.’

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Education Law Blog, 27th January 2016

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Can schools ban the veil? – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, school children, school exclusions, teachers by sally

‘No-one knows how many adult women in the UK wear the full face covering known as the niqab.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

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Full inquest to be held for murdered teacher Ann Maguire – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2016 in inquests, murder, news, teachers by sally

‘A coroner is to hold a full inquest into the death of a Leeds school teacher murdered in her own classroom.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2016

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‘Trojan horse’ headteacher receives lifetime ban for professional misconduct – The Guardian

‘A headteacher who was accused of misconduct in the so-called Trojan horse scandal in Birmingham has been banned indefinitely from teaching after being found guilty of professional misconduct.’
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The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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That’s Entertainment? The Anonymity of Arrestees and the Law – Doughty Street

‘Last week, The Mirror reported that John Leslie was being questioned by police in connection with an alleged sexual assault. The report contained photographs of the police with evidence bags outside Leslie’s house. The Mirror reminded its readers of allegations made against the former TV presenter in 2002 and 2008. This the most recent example of media reports concerning allegations of sexual offences involving public figures.’

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Doughty Street, 2nd December 2015

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Teacher clears name after being wrongly convicted of clipping unruly pupil – Daily Telegraph

‘Maths and German teacher Regina Hungerford, 54, overturns her conviction for hitting a pupil on appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2015

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Damages awarded in ‘sexting’ case for the first time – BBC News

‘Damages for “sexting” have been awarded for the first time, the BBC has learnt.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2015

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Teaching assistant who groomed schoolboy jailed after suspended sentence deemed too lenient – Daily Telegraph

‘A teaching assistant who had sex with a 15-year-old student has had her suspended sentence replaced with an immediate two-year jail term by the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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‘Trojan Horse’: Park View pupils ‘fed diet of Islam’ – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, education, Islam, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘Teachers at the school at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” scandal fed pupils “on a diet of Islam” and isolated them from British society, a panel found. Akeel Ahmed, 41, and Inamulhaq Anwar, 34, denied stepping up religious influence in education at Park View Academy in Birmingham. But a professional conduct panel found against them.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2015

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FGM: Legal duty to inform police comes into force – BBC News

‘Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred from working.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2015

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FGM: reporting of cases among children becomes mandatory – The Guardian

‘A duty on all teachers, doctors, nurses and social workers to report child cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police will come into force next week.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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Teacher Hayley Batley illegally sold Doctor Who goods on eBay – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2015 in BBC, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers, trade marks by tracey

‘A Wrexham teacher convicted of making her own Doctor Who merchandise and selling it on eBay has been reprimanded at a disciplinary hearing.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2015

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Spanking images ex-teacher jailed – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2015 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, teachers by sally

‘A retired teacher who was caught with indecent images on his computer of boys being spanked has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2015

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Newquay pupil sex teacher banned for life – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, news, teachers by tracey

‘A married teacher who had sex with a pupil and ignored a warning has been banned from the classroom for life.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2015

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Headmaster who supervised school trip to Brazil where student was murdered is allowed to continue teaching – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, murder, news, professional conduct, school children, teachers by tracey

‘A headmaster who supervised a school trip to Brazil where a pupil was murdered after a drunken night out has been found guilty of professional misconduct but has not been banned from teaching.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2015

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Teachers struck off after being caught having sex in school – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, disqualification, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘Two teachers who had sex in a school have been banned from teaching.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2015

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Former private school teacher jailed for making indecent images of children – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2015 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, teachers by sally

‘A former teacher has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school, behaviour the judge called his “fatal flaw”.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2015

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Marcus Marcussen victims take legal action against council – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, teachers, victims by sally

‘More victims of a teacher convicted of physically and sexually assaulting them have come forward and are suing Birmingham City Council.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2015

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Primary school teacher struck off for praising Isil murder of Alan Henning – Daily Telegraph

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after praising Isil for beheading aid worker Alan Henning in string of offensive social media posts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

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Head teacher Anne Lakey guilty of underage sex with boys – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2015 in children, news, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘A nationally-acclaimed head teacher has been found guilty of having underage sex with two boys.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2015

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