Parents seek legal action over school joining academy chain – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2022 in families, injunctions, judicial review, news, school children, teachers by tracey

‘Parents at an academy school which has hit the headlines over its culture of “fear and favouritism” are seeking legal action over plans for it to join a multi-academy trust.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2022

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Attorney general says schools do not have to accommodate children’s gender wishes – The Guardian

‘The attorney general, Suella Braverman, has said schools do not have to accommodate children who want to change gender under current legislation.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2022

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Report calls for primary school exclusions to be banned by 2026 – The Independent

‘Exclusions from primary school should be banned by 2026, a new report has said.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2022

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Teacher wins £850k settlement following classroom assault – Local Government Lawyer

‘A teacher who was assaulted by a student has been awarded £850,000 in compensation following a personal injury claim, his union has reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th April 2022

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London teacher awarded £850,000 after pupil’s attack – The Guardian

‘A London teacher has been awarded £850,000 in compensation after being punched in the face and kicked during a science lesson by a pupil with a history of violence towards other children and teachers.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2022

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Dance teacher who ‘bombarded’ boy, 13, with sexual Whatsapp messages after he asked her to stop is spared jail – The Independent

‘A married dance teacher who “bombarded” a 13-year-old boy with sexual messages has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2022

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Child Q: Black professionals urge education secretary to take action following strip-search – The Independent

‘The education secretary must take immediate action to tackle institutional racism within the education sector following the “dehumanising” strip-search of a black child in London, a collective of black professionals has demanded.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2022

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Review of mother and daughter’s murders could save lives, family hopes – The Guardian

‘Relatives want an official review of the killing of Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby to spark better collaboration between police, social services and others.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2022

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Primary school teacher banned from classrooms after sending thousands of pounds to terror groups – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from teaching after sending thousands of pounds to individuals and groups linked to terrorism.’

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The Independent. 10th January 2022

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Vicarious liability for sexual abuse again: Hugh Kennedy – Law & Religion UK

Posted December 16th, 2021 in clergy, news, Scotland, sexual offences, teachers, trusts, vicarious liability by sally

‘In Hugh Kennedy against (First) The Right Reverend Paul Bonnici, (Second) The Right Reverend James Warren Cuthbert Madden and (Third) Denis Alexander [2021] ScotCS CSOH 106, the pursuer brought an action for personal injury as a consequence of alleged sexual and physical abuse which, he averred, he had suffered while he was a boarder in the mid-1970s at Fort Augustus Boarding School. The school, which was run by a Benedictine community, had closed nearly 30 years ago, the trust associated with the community’s Abbey had been wound up some ten years ago and the then trustees may have been discharged. The trustees at the material time were all dead. The pursuer averred that, nevertheless, the then trustees had held indemnity insurance in respect of his claim and he sued the two surviving trustees for the purposes of meeting his claim from the trust estate comprised of the (presumed) right of indemnity under that insurance [1]. He claimed that the third defender, Denis Alexander, a monk and teacher at the school, had been his principal abuser and that he had also been abused by two lay teachers, both now dead [2]. In July 2021, Alexander had been convicted inter alia of lewd and libidinous conduct against the pursuer [4] and sentenced to four years and five months imprisonment.’

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Law & Religion UK, 14th December 2021

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High Court upholds reprimand issued by education regulator to teacher who sent obscene response to job rejection email – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in appeals, complaints, electronic mail, news, professional conduct, teachers, Wales by sally

‘An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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Stubton Hall School: Deputy head David Taylor jailed for rape – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2021 in assault, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, special educational needs, teachers by sally

‘A deputy headmaster who raped and assaulted girls at a special needs school has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2021

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Ben Breakwell: Music teacher convicted over sex with teenage students – BBC News

‘A music teacher who had sex with two girls aged 13 and 14 has been convicted of 32 sexual offences.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2021

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Maintained school wins High Court challenge over refusal by Education Secretary to revoke academy order – Local Government Lawyer

‘The governing body of a primary school in Walsall has won a High Court challenge over the Secretary of State for Education’s refusal to revoke an academy order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 2021

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Boy, 11, referred to Prevent for wanting to give ‘alms to the oppressed’ – The Guardian

‘An 11-year-old primary school pupil was referred to the government’s controversial counter-radicalisation Prevent programme after a teacher mistook the word “alms” for “arms” during a classroom discussion.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2021

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Batley school protests: Teacher allowed back in Prophet Muhammad image row – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, Islam, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who was suspended after showing children a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad can return to the classroom.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2021

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Concerns over impartiality of school abuse review – BBC News

‘Concerns have been raised about the impartiality of an Ofsted review into claims of sex abuse in schools.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2021

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Prophet Muhammad cartoon sparks Batley Grammar School protest – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2021 in complaints, demonstrations, Islam, news, school children, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who showed pupils an “inappropriate” cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad – sparking protests outside a school – has been suspended.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2021

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Norwich teacher banned over relationship with ex-pupil – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘A maths teacher who began a relationship with a former pupil shortly after she left school has been banned from the profession.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2021

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Eton teacher jailed for sex offences against pupils – BBC News

‘A former Eton College teacher has been jailed for five years for a string of sexual offences against pupils during “nocturnal” visits to their bedrooms.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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