Our Cases in the Press

Inappropriate science teacher avoids ban

A teacher who tapped a pupil's bottom with rolled-up papers, told her she had "enormous" breasts, said he was "distracted" by her short skirt and missed her 'magic fingers' can stay in profession. Read more here

Affair Headteacher to return to work

A Headteacher who went through a misconduct hearing into an affair with a former pupil in the 1990s is to return to work at a York school. City of York Council said John Tomsett will start a phased return to the role of headteacher at Huntington School on January 7,...

Time to reform the NCTL

The National College for Teaching and Leadership was born from a rushed decision by a deeply political secretary of state to abolish the General Teaching Council for England in March 2012. Given its recent failures there may be voices calling for the NCTL to be culled...

High Court overturns former “superhead” teaching ban

A former London “superhead” has had his ban from teaching overturned in the high court after a judge praised his “inspirational example” as an school leader and rebuked the Department for Education (DfE) for imposing an “intrusive” sanction. Read the full...

Barrister and Solicitor set up groundbreaking firm

A barrister and solicitor have chosen the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to regulate their niche firm that specialises in defending teachers and other professionals in disciplinary actions. It is understood to be the first firm consisting of a barrister and solicitor to...