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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BNP activist Adam Walker loses Michael Gove teaching ban challenge – BBC News

‘A British National Party (BNP) activist who was given a lifetime teaching ban has lost his legal challenge against Education Secretary Michael Gove.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2014

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Former headteacher at Nick Clegg’s school jailed for eight years for child abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A former headteacher at the prep school attended by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for abusing boys at the school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2014

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Teachers downloading indecent images of children to be banned from classroom – Daily Telegraph

‘The Government is updating rules on downloading indecent images of children which will mean teachers found cautioned or convicted will be banned from the profession.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2014

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BNP activist Adam Walker challenges lifetime teaching ban – BBC News

‘A British National Party (BNP) activist has taken Education Secretary Michael Gove’s office to court in a bid to overturn a lifetime teaching ban.’

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BBC New, 10th January 2014

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Jeremy Forrest: school staff ‘missed repeated chances to blow whistle’ – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2013 in child abduction, child abuse, news, reports, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘School staff missed repeated opportunities to blow the whistle on inappropriate conduct between the maths teacher Jeremy Forrest and the teenage schoolgirl he went on to abduct, a damning review has found.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2013

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Teacher who molested pupils has sentence increased by court of appeal – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2013 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A primary school teacher who molested his pupils and filmed children’s genitals as they changed for swimming lessons has seen his six-month jail sentence more than doubled.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2013

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School abuse victims paid £350,000 by Cardiff council – BBC News

‘Seven men who say they were sexually abused while pupils at a former Cardiff school in the 1960s and 1970s have received about £350,000 in payouts since 2011, BBC Wales has learnt.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2013

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Fairwater High teacher Rachel Speed jailed over sex with pupil – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in news, school children, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher has been jailed for two years after a secret four-year relationship with a 14-year-old female pupil.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2013

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Teacher Zahid Akram jailed for child photo blackmail – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2013 in blackmail, news, pornography, sentencing, teachers by tracey

“A science teacher who blackmailed girls into sending him sexually explicit photos of themselves has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC news, 14th November 2013

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Prosecute professionals who stay silent on child abuse claims – Keir Starmer – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2013 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, small claims, social services, teachers, witnesses by sally

“Teachers and health workers should be prosecuted for failing to alert the police to allegations of child abuse, according to the former director of public prosecutions, who is calling for an overhaul of the law to prevent more victims from slipping through the net.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2013

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Teacher jailed for alcohol-fuelled sex sessions with two teenage pupils at her home – The Independent

“A music teacher who had drink-fuelled sex sessions with two teenage pupils at her home has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison.”

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The Independent, 19th September 2013

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Daniel Pelka: Professionals failed ‘invisible’ murdered boy, report says – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2013 in children, murder, news, reports, social services, teachers by sally

“Teachers, health professionals, social workers and police officers treated four-year-old Daniel Pelka as if he was invisible, failing to prevent his mother and stepfather from murdering him after a campaign of torture and starvation, an independent report has found.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2013

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Related link: Daniel Pelka – Serious Case Review

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