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Teacher jailed for raping pupil – The Independent

“A teacher who raped and sexually assaulted one of his pupils after abducting her from a school disco was jailed for nine years today.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher jailed for sex with pupils – The Independent

“A teacher who dubbed himself the ‘Salford Stallion’ as he slept with three of his high school pupils was today jailed for six years.”

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The Independent, 5th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Owens v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council – WLR Daily

Owens v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 359; [2011] WLR (D) 120

“Where the pension entitlement of an employee seeking a teachers’ pension was being determined and the term ‘teacher’ had not been defined by the legislature the word was to be construed in accordance with its natural meaning.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2011] UKSC 14; [2011] WLR (D) 114

“It was objectively justified, under regulation 8 of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002, for the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to employ teachers on a succession of fixed-term contracts for secondment to European Schools.”

WLR Daily, 30th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Teacher loses appeal against dismissal over raunchy novel featuring pupils – The Guardian

“A teacher who helped pupils to read by writing them into a raunchy novel has lost her appeal against dismissal, but on a majority verdict in which she was strongly backed by the judge chairing the employment tribunal.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher who put pupils into their own sex’n’drugs novel awaits tribunal result – The Guardian

“A much-praised teacher who persuaded difficult pupils to read by making them characters in their own, grittily realistic novel is about to find out whether an employment tribunal will allow her to relaunch her career.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher pursues seven-year battle to return to classroom after being acquitted of sexual assault – Daily Telegraph

“Teacher pursues seven-year battle to return to classroom after being acquitted of sexual assault.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Swansea teacher sacked after taking pupils sledging – BBC News

“A teacher was sacked after bringing a sledge into school and allowing two pupils to ride on it, a disciplinary hearing has heard.”

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BBC News, 11th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ballet teacher sentenced for abducting boy – The Independent

“A ballet teacher who flouted a police order not to continue her inappropriate relationship with a talented and vulnerable 15-year-old boy dancer was handed a suspended jail term today.”

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The Independent, 7th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher facing jail after admitting lesbian affair with pupil – Daily Telegraph

“Louise Yeoman, 29, pleaded guilty to ten charges related to a sexual relationship she conducted with 15-year-old girl at her school. The court heard that the offences took place between December 2008 and March this year while Yeoman was teaching at a secondary school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teacher who lost voice trying to make herself heard awarded £150,000 – The Guardian

“A teacher of English whose voice was permanently damaged as she struggled to make herself heard in the classroom has been awarded more than £150,000 in compensation.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BNP members to be barred from teaching – The Guardian

“Headteachers are to be given the power to dismiss teachers who are members of the BNP or other groups which have an ‘extremist tenor’.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Liverpool headteacher fined over pupil’s roof fall – The Guardian

“A headteacher was fined £20,000 today for an ‘act of folly’ during A-level celebrations which left one of his pupils with a fractured skull and permanent damage to his eyesight.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police ‘witch hunt’ criticised as former school master is cleared of abuse – The Independent

“The case against a former approved school housemaster accused of sexual abuse was thrown out by a judge today – amid stinging criticism of police investigators.”

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The Independent, 24th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher jailed for sex with under-age girl – The Independent

“A secondary school teacher was jailed for four years today after being found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.”

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The Independent, 13th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Former headteacher jailed for 21 years for beatings and sex abuse of boys – The Guardian

“A former boarding school headteacher convicted of abusing male pupils, both sexually and physically, during the 1970s and 1980s was today imprisoned for 21 years.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Married teacher jailed over teenage sex charges – The Independent

“A married teacher who had sexual relationships with three teenage girls was jailed today for nearly seven years, court officials said.”

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The Independent, 27th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

School lab technician jailed for drugging pupil – The Independent

“A school lab technician who knocked a teenage pupil unconscious by tricking her into wearing a dust mask doused in chloroform was jailed for two-and-a-half years today.”

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The Independent, 24th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher jailed for 1970s schoolboy sex attacks – The Independent

“A teacher who sexually abused two teenage schoolboys in the 1970s was jailed for three and a half years today. ”

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The Independent, 24th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Harris v Registrar of Approved Driving Instructors – WLR Daily

Harris v Registrar of Approved Driving Instructors [2010] EWCA Civ 808; [2010] WLR (D) 189

“If an applicant seeking registration, or a registered approved driving instructor seeking renewal of his registration, failed to disclose convictions or made a false declaration that he had no convictions, that struck at the heart of the registration process and the question whether he was a ‘fit and proper person’  to be entered in the applicable register.”

WLR Daily, 16th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series th corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Teachers to be given new powers to crack down on nuisance pupils – The Guardian

“Teachers will get tougher powers to deal with unruly pupils in a ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on nuisance in the classroom, ministers will announce today.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-teaching assistant jailed for child porn – The Independent

“A former teaching assistant caught with more than 21,000 indecent images of children was jailed for nearly eight years today.”

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The Independent, 5th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher sacked for sexually inappropriate comments – Daily Telegraph

“A male teacher at a girls’ school was sacked after making sexually inappropriate comments to teenage pupils about their breasts and prostitutes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teacher who attacked pupil is sacked – The Independent

“A science teacher who attacked a 14-year-old pupil with a dumbbell was sacked from his job, a union said. Peter Harvey, 50, was handed a two year community order on Monday at Nottingham Crown Court after he admitted bludgeoning the boy at All Saints’ Roman Catholic School in Mansfield.”

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The Independent, 27th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher escapes prison over dumbbell attack – Daily Telegraph

“A teacher who snapped and attacked a pupil who had been goading him was spared a prison sentence today when he was handed a two-year community order.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS defends Neath teacher glue stick trial decision – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service has defended a decision to prosecute a Neath teacher after a boy accused her of hitting him with a glue stick.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher cleared of pupil murder bid – The Guardian

“A teacher who snapped and attacked a pupil who had been goading him has been cleared of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Porthcawl teacher jailed for child abuse video – BBC News

“A teacher who put a ‘shocking’ child sex abuse video on a memory stick was caught after it was found by his pupils at a £1,200-a-term private school.”

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BBC News,  23rd April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sats boycott prompts threat of legal challenge – Daily Telegraph

“Headteachers are facing possible legal action after pressing ahead with a planned boycott of Sats tests in England.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fifth member of staff jailed for indecent relationship with pupil at sex scandal-hit school – Daily Telegraph

“A fifth member of staff at a comprehensive school involved in a scandal over sex with pupils has been jailed after he conducted an indecent relationship with a 15-year-old girl.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Schools ‘break law’ to spy on pupils – The Guardian

“Pupils are monitored by CCTV cameras as frequently as inmates in prisons and passengers at airports, research shows.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers rule out ban on BNP teachers – The Guardian

“Ministers have ruled out banning members of the British National party from the teaching profession, after an independent inquiry into racism in schools decided such a move would be disproportionate. The issue of whether those who belong to racist organisations should be prevented from teaching – as they are from working as police or prison officers – will be reviewed annually.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher jailed for abusing boys at Bay House School – BBC News

“A 58-year-old teacher has been jailed for seven years for sexually abusing teenage boys at a Hampshire school over more than 30 years.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sex assault head teacher David Thorley loses appeal – BBC News

“A Pembrokeshire head teacher convicted of nine counts of sexually assaulting girls in his care has lost an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 28th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (G) v Governors of X School (Secretary of State for Children and Schools and Families intervening) – WLR Daily

R (G) v Governors of X School (Secretary of State for Children and Schools and Families intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 1; [2010] WLR (D) 4

“Where an individual was subject to two or more sets of proceedings, or phases of a single proceeding, and a civil right or obligation enjoyed or owed by him would be determined in one of them, he could (but not necessarily would), by force of art 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, enjoy appropriate procedural rights in relation to another of them if its outcome would have a substantial influence or effect on the determination of the civil right or obligation. Accordingly, disciplinary proceedings which could lead to a teacher being statutorily barred from working with children were determinant of an individual’s right to practice his profession and art 6 was engaged by those proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bristol teacher jailed over child abuse photos – BBC News

“A Bristol teacher has been jailed for 10 months after being convicted of downloading thousands of images of children being sexually abused.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Duncombe and others v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Fletcher v Same – WLR Daily

Duncombe and others v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Fletcher v Same [2009] EWCA Civ 1355; [2009] WLR (D) 36

“The rule embodied in the staff regulations made by the board of governors of the European Schools, limiting to nine years the period of employment of teachers seconded by the Department of Children, Schools and Families to work in the schools, did not meet the objective justification required by Council Directive 99/70/EC and the Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Teacher, 39, jailed for sex with 15-year-old pupil – The Guardian

“A religious education teacher who admitted 10 charges of engaging a 15-year-old pupil in sexual activity has been jailed today.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher jailed for sex with girls – BBC News

“A science teacher has been jailed for five years for having sex with three of his pupils in Norfolk.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher jailed for sex with pupil – BBC News

“A private school teacher who admitted having an unlawful relationship with a 15-year-old pupil has been jailed for 15 months at Southwark Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher raped by boy wins damages – BBC News

“A teacher who was raped by a pupil will receive an undisclosed payment from her London school in compensation for the ‘truly horrifying’ attack.”

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BBC News, 22nd June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teachers’ body won’t stop BNP working in schools – The Guardian

“The General Teaching Council for England is today accused by members of its governing body of failing to act to prevent British National party members from teaching in schools.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Alexis v Newham London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Alexis v Newham London Borough Council [2009] EWHC 1323 (QB); [2009] WLR (D) 186

“A local authority owed a duty of care to its teachers to take such precautions as were reasonable in all the circumstances to prevent or minimise the risk of injury that might occur as a result of mischievous or malicious behaviour on the part of pupils.”

WLR Daily, 16th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Teacher poisoned by pupil sues education authority for £700,000 in High Court – Daily Telegraph

“Shaaira Alexis unwittingly drank blackboard cleaning fluid after the schoolgirl sneaked into her classroom and poured it into a water bottle, a court was told.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legal dispute over Sats boycott – BBC News

“A proposed boycott of Sats tests by two of England’s main education unions would be unlawful, the government says.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Attacked teacher’s £280k payout – BBC News

“A teacher who was assaulted by a pupil has been awarded £280,000 – one of the highest awards given to a teacher, it is believed.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher who had sex with pupils he groomed on Bebo jailed for seven years – Daily Telegraph

“A teacher who had sexual intercourse with two pupils at Bishop Bell Secondary School in Eastborne, after ‘grooming’ them on social networking website Bebo has been jailed for seven years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Superhead’ is banned after giving twin sister £80,000 school post – The Times

“A headmistress made a dame after transforming a sink-estate school and then sacked amid accusations of nepotism and financial mismanagement, was yesterday banned from running another school.”

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The Times, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Manchester school ‘superhead’ faces misconduct hearing – The Guardian

“One of Labour’s first school ‘superheads’, who was made a dame for turning around a failing school in Manchester, faces charges of  ‘unacceptable professional conduct’ at a disciplinary hearing today.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher faces ban for alleged indecent advances towards female pupils – The Times

” A primary school teacher accused of indecent behaviour towards his pupils could be struck off the teaching register today.”

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The Times, 1st December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Schoolteacher on trial for hitting hand of girl pupil – Daily Telegraph

“A schoolteacher has gone on trial accused of hitting the hand of a girl pupil during a design and technology lesson.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Headmaster accused of misconduct for calling female staff his ‘harem’ – Daily Telegraph

“A head teacher has been hauled before a misconduct committee for allegedly calling female staff his ‘harem’ and nicknaming a school governor ‘post pants’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Slap teacher guilty of misconduct – BBC News

“A teacher who slapped a pupil on her bottom and called her a ‘naughty girl’ has been found guilty of professional misconduct but can carry on teaching.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sex laws are ‘unfair to teachers’ – BBC News

“Teachers should not be prosecuted for having affairs with their sixth formers, a union chief has said.”

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BBC News, 5th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teaching assistant who had affair with pupil avoids jail – Daily Telegraph

“A married teaching assistant who sent a teenage pupil racy texts and photographs has escaped a jail sentence because their affair stopped short of sex.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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