Teaching assistant jailed over bomb hoax – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2015 in bomb hoaxing, fraud, news, sentencing, teachers by sally

‘She sent an email from the pupil’s school account to her own account saying there was a bomb at the school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2015

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Regina (AB) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary – WLR Daily

Regina (AB) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary [2015] EWHC 1238 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 225

‘While the disclosure by police of non-conviction material to a third party involved an interference with a person’s right to respect for his private and family life, within the meaning of article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the common law empowered the police to disclose relevant information to relevant parties, where it was necessary for police purposes such as the public protection. Moreover, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the relevant statutory and administrative codes, provided a sufficiently clear, accessible and consistent set of rules, so as to prevent arbitrary or abusive interference with an individual’s article 8 rights; such that the disclosure would be in accordance with law.’

WLR Daily, 20th May 2015

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Decision on striking workers’ pay could make action less attractive, says expert, as Queen’s speech confirms new ballot rules – Out-Law.com

‘Employers may be entitled to deduct a day’s pay for strike action at the rate of 1/260th of the striking worker’s salary depending on contractual terms, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.’

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Out-Law.com, 28th May 2015

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Hartley and others v King Edward VI College – WLR Daily

Hartley and others v King Edward VI College [2015] EWCA Civ 455; [2015] WLR (D) 216

‘Section 2 of the Apportionment Act 1870 applied to teachers’ contracts of employment, requiring that apportionment of pay be considered as accruing from day to day; but it was an error to construe the provision as though it also contained a principle of equal daily accrual.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2015

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Head Sian Harkin admits fraud, theft and forgery – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2015 in forgery, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, teachers, theft by tracey

‘A head teacher who tried to defraud her school of £30,000 to help a builder working on her house has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Ofsted inspections harm children’s services, says report – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2015 in children, local government, news, school children, social services, teachers by sally

‘Ofsted inspections of children’s services are outdated and do not always protect vulnerable children, according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2015

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PE teacher paid £40,000 following an injury when demonstrating the long jump – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2015 in compensation, news, personal injuries, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘A PE teacher who won £41,000 after injuring himself while demonstrating the long jump​​ and a teacher given £75,000 for tripping over a carpet were ​ among thousands of claims worth more than £26 million last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2015

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Fred Talbot jailed for five years for sexual assaults on two schoolboys – The Guardian

‘The former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2015

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Chemistry teacher planned to join Islamic State and commit multiple acts of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2015 in news, proscribed organisations, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘Jamshed Javeed is awaiting sentencing after admitting two counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2015

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Teacher gets life-long ban from profession after admitting affair with student – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2015 in disqualification, news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

‘A 26-year-old teacher has been disqualified from the profession for life after she admitted to an affair with a student.’

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The Independent, 25th February 2015

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How abuse trial exposed dark secret at top music schools – The Guardian

‘It was the trial of Michael Brewer in 2013 that exposed the dark secret of abuse at some of the UK’s most prestigious music schools. Brewer, a former head of music at Chetham’s in Manchester, was found guilty of indecently assaulting a pupil who was 14 at the time. His victim, Frances Andrade, a gifted violinist, killed herself after giving evidence against him, before he was sentenced to six years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2015

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Top UK music teacher Philip Pickett jailed for 11 years over sex attacks in sound-proof Guildhall practice rooms – The Independent

‘A former Guildhall School of Music teacher who lured his female pupils into soundproof practice rooms before he raped and abused them has been jailed for 11 years.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2015

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Teacher fined for posting pro-Hitler image on Facebook aimed at Jews – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2015 in costs, fines, internet, news, racism, teachers by sally

‘Mahmudul Choudhury faces losing job after admiting racially-aggravated offence aimed at Jews after sharing photo of former Nazi leader on Facebook.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2015

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Near-drowned woman wins compensation over school swimming lesson – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2015 in compensation, negligence, news, personal injuries, school children, teachers by sally

‘A woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson when she was 10 years old has won a compensation battle at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2015

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Fred Talbot guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys – The Guardian

‘The former television weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2015

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Birmingham PE teacher Marcus Marcussen jailed for abuse – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A retired PE teacher has been jailed for nine years for sexually abusing schoolboys nearly 60 years ago.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Retired teacher David Lowe jailed for pupils’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘A teacher who sexually abused boys at two prestigious Catholic boarding schools has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2015

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Music teacher avoids jail over extreme animal pornography and indecent images of children –

‘A music teacher has avoided being sent to prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children and extreme pornography involving animals.’

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The Independent, 4th February 2015

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Boy, 16, who murdered teacher Ann Maguire loses challenge to jail term – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in appeals, murder, news, school children, sentencing, teachers, young offenders by sally

‘The 16-year-old boy who murdered teacher Ann Maguire has lost a challenge to his 20-year minimum term.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2015

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Webber v Department for Education – WLR Daily

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in law reports, ombudsmen, pensions, teachers by sally

Webber v Department for Education [2014] EWHC 4240 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 14

‘It was prima facie a matter for the ombudsman to assess whether and to what extent an oral hearing was necessary either to enable the investigation to be satisfactorily completed or out of fairness, and such decisions could only be challenged on appeal on the familiar basis that they exceeded the generous ambit within which reasonable disagreement was possible.’

WLR Daily, 19th December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk