why would a teacher be struck off from the teaching profession ?

(62 Posts)
Debbrianabottomburp Sat 20-Feb-16 10:21:54

I was talking to somebody somebody who got struck off recently and the reason they gave does not sound good enough. This person is a secondary school teacher. They didn't just fire him. What I also found out was that the union cannot support his case because they think it was a fair dismissal.
To me it says there is more if they agree with the school and they cannot take on his case. The reason why am asking is if I have to worry about my child. I could understand being fired but not struck off.

ChampagneTastes Sat 20-Feb-16 10:29:34

If you are struck off you are unlikely to tell people that it was a fair cop! It could be something grooming related (but I would assume that police would be involved) or it could be to do with bad practice - cheating on exams, gross incompetence, something like that.

What relationship does this person have with your child?

WickedWax Sat 20-Feb-16 10:32:22

First thing I'd do is google them plus the school/the general area, to see if anything shows up.

PerspicaciaTick Sat 20-Feb-16 10:33:19

I thought the records for this were public? I've certainly found similar info via Google.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 20-Feb-16 10:34:33

Massive gross misconduct will result in a temporary ban on teaching (usually 2-5 years) this includes financial mismanagement/fraud etc

To be permanently struck off is rare and usually involves child abuse/sex offenders register.

OurBlanche Sat 20-Feb-16 10:38:41

The information is in the public domain

www.gtcs.org.uk/fitness-to-teach/outcomes/hearings-schedule-and-decisions.aspx

www.gov.uk/government/publications?keywords=&publication_filter_option=decisions&topics

These are the reasons
www.gtcs.org.uk/fitness-to-teach/process/criminal-convictions.aspx

SlinkyVagabond Sat 20-Feb-16 10:40:14

page 8

SlinkyVagabond Sat 20-Feb-16 10:41:20

X post-my you're quick!

Berthatydfil Sat 20-Feb-16 10:42:14

It would have to be serious misconduct - probably safeguarding, an inappropriate relationship or being on the sex offenders register.

OurBlanche Sat 20-Feb-16 10:44:44

smile It helps to have been a teacher and involved in the process, once upon a time -a s a witness I hasten to add.

Debbrianabottomburp Sat 20-Feb-16 11:27:09

Distant relation to my partner. He has been struck off indefinitely. We haven't heard any mention of the police. The reason he gave I don't think you would be fired for. He has got a lawyer to contest his case. They have been teaching for about thirty years.

OurBlanche Sat 20-Feb-16 11:30:38

If you know the year, or the month, you can look at the reasons on the GTC hearings link. Past hearings are bottom right.

You can also google them: GTC hearing >insert name<

ChampagneTastes Sat 20-Feb-16 11:32:44

What reason did he give?

Debbrianabottomburp Sat 20-Feb-16 11:37:58

Something like behavioural misconduct and that the headteacher had in for him. His parents have not said much to us too. We have no knowledge of any police proceedings going on or if any have happened. I spoke to his father and he said he will never work again in the teaching profession.. The teacher said the same thing.

OurBlanche Sat 20-Feb-16 11:38:52

It would only take moments to find out...

Debbrianabottomburp Sat 20-Feb-16 11:52:58

I have checked and his name is not in the list. I might be doing it wrong.

ImperialBlether Sat 20-Feb-16 12:00:12

I've just looked at three cases - one was embezzlement, one was poor quality teaching (bit of a worry, I didn't realise you could actually be struck off for this) and the third was looking at pornography which was then shown on the screen in the classroom. With each of them they could ask for it to be reviewed after two years.

rollonthesummer Sat 20-Feb-16 12:02:28

Does this person spend any time with your child?

Debbrianabottomburp Sat 20-Feb-16 12:09:31

No, they don't. However, they do visit every now and then. We visit his parents a lot sometimes when he is there. I have checked all the months and his name has not showed up. The case would have been in England. We know he has not worked for at list four months. His reason where depression. He then comes to us saying he is been struck off and was in tears and had no one else to talk to.

EvilTwins Sat 20-Feb-16 12:10:08

When I was at school our head of PE was struck off. He had embezzled funds from the sports centre and also was having a relationship with a 6th form girl. He was prosecuted for the embezzlement. He ended up leaving his wife for the 6th form girl. She was younger than both his kids. As far as I know, they're still together (this was early 1990s)

Debbrianabottomburp Sat 20-Feb-16 12:10:20

Is it possible to be struck off without a hearing ?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sat 20-Feb-16 12:12:50

Maybe he's lying and he hasn't been struck off but just can't face teaching anymore and doesn't want to admit it.

I know someone who told their Dh they'd been sacked when they hadn't because they couldn't face going into work anymore.

ImperialBlether Sat 20-Feb-16 12:13:16

I doubt it. It's a formality, isn't it?

ImperialBlether Sat 20-Feb-16 12:14:09

If it had already gone to court then his union wouldn't defend him.

Euphemia Sat 20-Feb-16 12:14:32

The links above were for Scotland (GTCS). I don't know where you'd get info for England.

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