Professional Regulation – Case Comment: Caroline Reilly V Teaching Regulation Agency and Secretary of State for Education (2020) EWHC 1188 (Admin) – Park Square Barristers

‘The appellant was the head teacher of a primary school in the West Midlands. She was dismissed from her post in July 2011 following disciplinary proceedings which arose in consequence of her failure to disclose the fact of her personal relationship with a man who had been convicted of offences involving the making and possessing of indecent images of children.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th May 2020

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Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan – The Guardian

‘Up to 1,500 primary schools in England are expected to remain closed on 1 June after a rebellion by at least 18 councils forced the government to say it had no plans to sanction them.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2020

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Reilly v Secretary of State for Education – Blackstone Chambers

‘This decision exemplifies the stricter approach the courts are now taking in disciplinary cases where the regulated person fails to attend a hearing.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 13th May 2020

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Teachers can legally refuse to return over health risk, says union – The Guardian

‘Teachers can legally refuse to return when schools reopen unless they get the same protections against coronavirus as other frontline staff, one of the UK’s leading teaching unions has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2020

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Supply teacher jailed for sexually assaulting six girls at primary school – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2020 in child abuse, news, school children, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘A supply teacher has been jailed for eight and a half years for sexually assaulting six girls at a primary school in North Yorkshire, two years after similar allegations were dropped.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2020

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Nottinghamshire teacher banned after vagina comment – BBC News

‘A newly-qualified teacher who admitted making a “stupid comment” about a pupil’s vagina has been banned from the profession.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2020

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Teacher who raped 14-year-old boy blames ‘heavy workload’ – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2020 in indecent photographs of children, news, rape, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘A deputy headteacher who raped a 14-year-old boy and kept indecent images of children on his phone has blamed his heavy workload for turning him into a sexual predator.’

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The Independent, 4th February 2020

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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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