Jones v Secretary of State for Education – Blackstone Chambers

‘The High Court has given an important decision on governmental powers to supplement statutory procedures with non-statutory guidance and directions.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 3rd December 2019

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Teacher sacked over gay dating app activity wins £700,000 payout – The Guardian

‘A primary school headteacher who was sacked after having sex with two 17-year-old boys he met through a gay dating app has been awarded nearly £700,000 compensation by a tribunal.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2019

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JUSTICE Report calls for mandatory training on the law for school teachers involved in excluding students – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 12th, 2019 in equality, news, reports, school exclusions, teachers by sally

‘A new report has called for reform of the process by which schools permanently exclude students after suggesting that school teachers have an inconsistent understanding of their Equality Act duties and that Independent Review Panels (IRPs) lack the power to remedy unlawful exclusions.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2019

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‘Touchy feely’ teacher banned from profession – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2019 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘A “touchy feely” teacher has been banned from teaching.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2019

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CPS could and should have extradited paedophile music teacher – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) could and should have extradited a paedophile music teacher suspected of grooming and sexually abusing a string of girls at a school in Manchester, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has heard.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2019

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Drunk teacher who hugged, kissed and ‘danced inappropriately’ with pupils at school prom banned from classroom – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who drunkenly hugged, kissed and danced “inappropriately” with Year 11 students at a school prom has been banned from the classroom.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Public sector to launch ‘mass legal battle’ over pension reforms – The Guardian

‘Mass legal claims on behalf of teachers and doctors alleging that changes to their pensions in 2015 were discriminatory are being launched against the government.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2019

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‘This is our secret’: Retired choirmaster who sexually abused boys jailed for 12 years – The Independent

‘A retired school choirmaster who “hid a dark paedophile inclination” has been jailed for sexually abusing four boys.’

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The Independent, 27th August 2019

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Peer-to-peer abuse: Victim’s parents call for changes to guidelines – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2019 in child abuse, codes of practice, news, school children, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘The parents of a six-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by classmates have called for a record to be set up showing all sex abuse between children.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2019

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Bedford school ‘wrongly calculated’ teacher’s holiday pay – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2019 in appeals, employment, holiday pay, news, part-time work, teachers by tracey

‘A Court of Appeal ruling that a music teacher’s holiday pay was wrongly calculated has been hailed as a victory for part-time workers.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Catholic priest jailed for sexual abuse at Lancashire seminary – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Catholic priest has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for sexually abusing two teenage boys at St Joseph’s College in Upholland in the 70s and 80s.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th July 2019

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Havant teacher who had sex with four pupils jailed – BBC News

‘A teacher who had sex with four of his pupils, including one who became pregnant, has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2019

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Paedophile deputy headteacher live-streamed child sex abuse while high on cocaine and meth – The Independent

‘A deputy headteacher who live-streamed child sex abuse videos while high on cocaine and crystal meth, has been jailed for more than two years.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2019

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Judge ‘misled court in case against paedophile teacher’ – Daily telegraph

‘A judge has been accused of misleading a court and denying justice to victims of a paedophile headmaster.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2019

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Mediator brought in to resolve Birmingham LGBT teaching dispute – The Guardian

‘A former leading prosecutor has been drafted in to mediate in a controversial dispute over the teaching of LGBT education in Birmingham schools. Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service’s former lead on child sexual abuse, confirmed he had been asked by parents and Birmingham city council to help reach a resolution in the longstanding dispute.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2019

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Stanhope Castle school abuse claims ‘groundless’, said 1979 report – BBC News

‘Allegations of abuse at a scandal-hit school were dismissed as “groundless”, a report leaked to the BBC has shown.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Teachers (and other public servants) pay – Employment Law Blog

‘Significant budgetary restraints. A significant deficit in the public finances. Does that all sound familiar? It is a feature not only in the United Kingdom but also in the Republic of Ireland. It is the context of Case C-154/18, Horgan and Keegan v Minister for Education and Skills, in which the Second Chamber of the ECJ gave Judgment on 14 February 2019, on a reference from the Irish Labour Court.’

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Employment Law Blog, 18th February 2019

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Sports coach sexual relations law criticised over delay – BBC News

‘A proposed law to make it illegal for sports coaches to have sexual relations with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care has been “bogged down in bureaucracy”, an ex-sports minister has said.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2019

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Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil – BBC News

‘A geography teacher who had a four-year sexual relationship with an underage female pupil has been banned from the classroom for life.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2019

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Teacher jailed for grooming boy with texts and Mr Men figure – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sentencing, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘A science teacher who groomed a 15-year-old pupil with sexually explicit messages has been jailed for 14 months.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2019

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