Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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Teaching ban affirmed for world famous bassist after assault conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A music teacher convicted of indecently assaulting his students has been banned from teaching children following a long legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2017

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Exam leak allegations trigger Ofqual review of rules – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2017 in disclosure, examinations, news, teachers by sally

‘England’s exams watchdog has announced a review of rules allowing teachers to set question papers, in the wake of allegations of exam leaks at public schools first revealed in the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2017

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Discrimination Update – 11KBW

‘Almost everyone has an immediate intuitive understanding of direct discrimination. That is not to say that there are no difficult cases, but the core concept is easily grasped. Imagine an employer with an express policy of refusing to employ women. In a case of that sort the discrimination is obvious. To use the language of Equality Act 2010, s. 13, the employer treats women less favourably because of their sex. The reason for the simplicity of direct discrimination is that it usually needs no context for the discriminatory impact of the criterion to be apparent. The criterion is inherently discriminatory.’

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11KBW, 10th August 2017

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Teacher jailed for watching live stream of child rape – BBC News

‘A primary school teacher who watched a live stream of a six-year-old boy being raped has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2017

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Trojan Horse affair: remaining disciplinary proceedings dropped – The Guardian

‘The government has given up its two-year-long attempt to ban teachers caught up in the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham, after those in the remaining cases were told disciplinary action against them has been halted.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Female physics teacher, 28, banned after drunken sex with pupil in plane toilet – Daily Telegraph

‘A physics teacher who had sex with a pupil in the loos on a plane was only caught after a second pupil tried to blackmail her, a tribunal heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2017

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‘Trojan Horse’: Cases against teachers dropped – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2017 in disclosure, inquiries, Islam, news, professional conduct, teachers, witnesses by sally

‘The case against five senior teachers accused of professional misconduct in the so-called “Trojan Horse” inquiry has been dropped.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2017

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Striking teachers – Education Blog

Posted May 30th, 2017 in appeals, industrial action, news, remuneration, Supreme Court, teachers by sally

‘Teachers at a sixth form college participate in a full day of lawful strike action. The collective agreement (the Red Book) incorporated into their individual contracts of employment provides that in such a situation their employer can withhold their pay. But how much can the deductions be? That was the issue in Hartley v King Edward VI College (2017) UKSC 39. The employer had made the deductions at a rate of 1/260 of their annual pay. That was based on the number of weekdays in a calendar year. That was wrong say the Supreme Court. The employer was entitled to make deductions only at a rate of 1/365 of their annual salary. This is the effect of the Apportionment Act 1870 (“the Act”). This provides for accrual from day to day: Section 2.’

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Education Blog, 24th May 2017

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Teaching assistant stole primary school’s charity money to pay off son’s drug dealer – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2017 in conditional discharge, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers, theft by tracey

‘A primary school teaching assistant who stole money intended for charity to pay off her son’s drug dealer will be able to continue her career.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2017

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Former football coach jailed for child sex offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former PE teacher and football coach has today (May 2) been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual offences against a young boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd May 2017

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Child sex offender worked at schools cricket association with ECB permission – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, teachers, vetting by sally

‘The England and Wales Cricket Board’s child protection policies are likely to come under close scrutiny after it emerged a convicted child sex offender worked at a schools cricket association with written permission from the ECB – and also attended junior cricket festivals in the company of an ECB executive.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Child victims of sexual abuse in families let down by system: report – The Guardian

‘Child victims of sexual abuse within families are being let down by the system, the children’s commissioner for England has said.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

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National Union of Teachers eyes legal action over expansion of selective education – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘The National Union of Teachers has threatened legal action against the Department for Education over its proposals to expand selective education.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th April 2017

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Legal threat over ‘back door’ grammar school streams – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘Legal action to prevent grammar schools expanding by the back door in England is being threatened by a teachers’ union.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2017

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University lecturer jailed after using bitcoins to buy drugs over ‘dark web’ that led to friend’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 6th, 2017 in drug offences, internet, news, sentencing, teachers, universities by tracey

‘A university lecturer has been jailed after buying a cocktail of drugs over the “dark web” that led to the death of his friend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2017

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Teacher who clipped rowdy pupil with book wins battle to save career – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who clipped a rowdy pupil with a book has won a battle to save her career after a court heard losing her would be a “loss”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2017

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Migrant teachers and nurses face overseas crime checks – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in criminal records, disclosure, news, nurses, social services, teachers, visas by tracey

‘Teachers, nurses and social workers from outside the European Union are set to face criminal record checks before being allowed to work in the UK.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2017

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Greggs bakery heir Colin Gregg convicted of abusing boys – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2017 in assault, charities, child abuse, news, retrials, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘The heir to the Greggs bakery chain has been convicted of a string of sex offences against boys.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2017

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Musician who admitted groping students wins teaching ban appeal – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in appeals, education, judges, news, sexual offences, teachers, young persons by sally

‘A world-renowned musician who admitted molesting three students has won an appeal against an indefinite teaching ban, after a top judge ruled the ban was “flawed”.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk