Former private school teacher jailed for longer for sexual abuse – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 29th, 2018 in child abuse, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A former private boarding school teacher who sexually abused 4 of his pupils has had his sentence increased.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 28th March 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Pair guilty of indecent assaults on schoolboy – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 1st, 2018 in press releases, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A retired teacher and his former partner have been found guilty of indecently assaulting a schoolboy more than three decades ago.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st January 2018

Souce: www.cps.gov.uk

Jamie Hancock banned from teaching for life over ‘sexually motivated’ messages – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2017 in disqualification, news, professional conduct, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher has been banned from his profession for life after he “utterly exploded” proper professional boundaries.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

May a faith-based nursery school sack a teacher for cohabitation? De Groen – Law & Religion UK

Posted December 12th, 2017 in cohabitation, employment, employment tribunals, news, teachers by sally

‘In Ms Z De Groen v Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd [2017] UKET 3347281/2016, the claimant was employed by the respondent, a private Orthodox Jewish nursery school that followed the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.’

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Law & Religion UK, 12th December 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Are we ignoring an epidemic of sexual violence in schools? – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2017 in education, harassment, news, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘In three years, 5,500 sexual offences against pupils have been reported to police. Too often staff seem ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with the problem – now pressure is mounting for the government to take action.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Jewish teacher wins tribunal after she was sacked for living with her boyfriend – Daily Telegraph

‘A Jewish teacher has won a tribunal after she was sacked for living with her boyfriend outside of wedlock.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pupils’ diaries convict Hampshire sex assault teacher – BBC News

‘Teenage girls’ diaries have been used to help convict a former PE teacher of sexually assaulting five pupils.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK watchdog launches inquiry into teacher who admitted molesting boys – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2017 in child abuse, news, professional conduct, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘The UK teachers’ watchdog has launched an investigation into alleged misconduct by an American teacher who the Guardian revealed was hired by two British schools despite previously admitting molesting boys.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ann Maguire murder: Coroner issues Facebook contracts plea – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in children, coroners, internet, murder, news, parental responsibility, teachers by sally

‘A coroner has called for the creation of social media “contracts” for parents after it emerged a teacher’s murderer discussed killing her on Facebook.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.11kbw.com

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: education11kbw.com

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.cps.gov.uk