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LGO news of sorts: Ed Psych anyone?

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inappropriatelyemployed Fri 26-Jul-13 17:41:34

LGO will now deal with my request for a case review. God, why be so difficult.

As part of my complaint, I complained about some pretty scurrilous emails which were being circulated about me during Tribunal. They were not disclosed by the LA to my lawyers when requested but were voluntarily sent to the LGO which is how I got them.

One in particular is awful. It says the sender has spoken to school and accuses me of harrassing school, says staff were planning to leave because of me, that children on SA and SA+ weren't getting provision because of my unreasonable demands.

It is also very disparaging against DS. Saying he thinks he can do as he wants, even saying he marches in to the staffroom to demand that he doesn't do PE etc. It ridicules his 'anxiety' which it places in quotes like that. It says he lies and tells his parents he hasn't been doing work on targets when he has.

Utter, utter, contemptible bollocks.

LGO redacted email address info even though they were LA email addresses.

So requested info from LA. They sent same the email with just the sender's email redacted. At least it showed it was circulated to 7 other LA staff, 4 of whom I had never heard of.

I pressed the issue and asked them to reveal who had sent this pernicious email and they tried to rely on a third party exemption. I asked outright whether this person worked for the LA.

So this afternoon, I get told who it was.

An educational psychologist. Visiting school on another matter. This EP saw my son once ten months previously and had not seen him again. Yet she reports back everything the school has said as fact and her vitriol is amazing. She talks about using the email for Tribunal and doing something about me. She then circulates this to numerous colleagues.

The level gets lower and lower. This woman has no first had experience of my son or what was going on at school or his targets and whether they were being done but she writes this crap.

Surely this is unethical??

inappropriatelyemployed Fri 09-Aug-13 20:20:06

Just found out she has already left. Redundancy. There is alot of it about at county hall!

She did DS's SA assessment and I think she must have known my profession as they were all gossiping about it in emails with the NHS.

So I think this is why they decided to disclose her name. She's not here. May as well dump her in it.

No chance of getting an explanation from the horse's mouth now.

TOWIELA Fri 09-Aug-13 20:42:01

That really sucks! Nasty people tho, not even loyal to ex-employers! Can you still pursue a complaint to her professional body?

Summerhasloaded Fri 09-Aug-13 21:28:00

Can an employer also be liable for an employee's actions? IF she's done wrong, perhaps she hasn't been supervised properly :-D

inappropriatelyemployed Fri 09-Aug-13 22:11:31

Line manager has said they'll speak to me about it all but I imagine it'll be easy just to shrug and blame it on a rogue or naive EP.

How this squares with the marvellous LGO's genius interpretation of this all being beyond reproach. Incredible.

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