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Disqualification by Association – One Teacher’s Account

July 15, 2018:

The following is an account of the damaging effect the recently abandoned policy of ‘disqualification by association’ had on one of our members who had served in the teaching profession for 20 years On 2nd July 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) quietly published its consultation response to the call to scrap its controversial ‘disqualification […]

End of “guilt by association” for teachers?

July 12, 2018:

Some of our members whose spouse or partner has been wrongfully convicted of abuse have found themselves unemployable. This is a particular problem in the teaching profession; so called “disqualification by association” has caused many to lose their jobs according to Unlock. From August 31st 2018 schools will no longer be able to ask staff […]

Case against South Wales teacher "not proven"

January 23, 2015:

ALL charges have been found ‘not proven’ against a former teacher accused of bullying and mistreatment of a pupil. Philip Meredith told of his relief at the verdict, saying the last three years had been a ‘living hell’ and said he hopes to return to teaching after all eight charges were found to have been […]

Teacher cleared of hitting six-year-old pupil on head with ruler

December 20, 2014:

Rina Khan, aged 41, of Smethwick, was accused of hitting the child so hard the ruler broke as punishment for getting a question wrong during a maths lesson.

Cardiff Law School become first Innocence Project to succeed following referral of case to CCRC

December 10, 2014:

In 2012, Cardiff became the first university innocence project in the UK to successfully have a case referred to the Court of Appeal after submission to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Today, after almost ten years of investigative work by students and academics on dozens of cases in innocence projects in more than twenty […]

Teacher accused of head butting and punching a 13-year-old disruptive pupil cleared by a court of common assault.

December 7, 2014:

A teacher accused of head butting and punching a 13-year-old disruptive pupil was today cleared by a court of common assault. Graham Davies, 55, of Aveton Gifford, south Devon, denied common assault on the boy at a comprehensive school on December 3 last year. The chairman of Totnes Magistrates in south Devon, Anthony Bailey, said: […]

Teaching assistant cleared by a jury at Teesside Crown Court of having sex with a 16-year-old.

November 23, 2014:

Teaching assistant Helen Turnbull has been cleared by a jury at Teesside Crown Court of having sex with a 16-year-old.

Respected Headteacher cleared by a jury of sexual assault on pupil in just 11 minutes.

November 15, 2014:

James Bird, 53, was arrested at his desk and subjected to an 11-month court ordeal over the claims, dating back more than a decade old, that he abused a pupil.The church-goer, who now works at another school, was even prevented from being alone with his 13-year-old daughter in that time.

Teacher accused of four counts of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls has been cleared of all the charges.

October 18, 2014:

A FORMER North Bromsgrove High School teacher who was accused of four counts of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls has been cleared of all the charges. David John Crowther, of West Road, pleaded not guilty to two counts of squeezing a 14-year-old girl’s bottom, one count of touching a 14-year-old girl’s bottom and a further […]

School teacher cleared of sexual activity with a student.

August 23, 2014:

A FORMER public school teacher has told of his frustration that his unblemished career has been left in tatters after he was cleared of sexual activity with a student. Russell Woolwright, 30, spoke out after he was found not guilty of allegations of making the teenager perform a sex act on him during an encounter […]

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