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A teacher has been convicted for drink-driving in the District Court and censured by the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal. This was the teacher’s fifth drink driving conviction which the Teachers Council only became aware of when the teacher tried to re-register.
The Tribunal acknowledged that the past convictions were historical having occurred over a 40 year period with the last taking place 14 years ago. The Tribunal took into account… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that a teacher’s name be published after he had his registration cancelled.
The teacher had admitted to expressing an interest in watching an under aged girl be sexually violated by a group of people, and had confessed to wanting to have sexual intercourse with under aged girls.
The Tribunal found that the public interest in knowing his identity outweighed his own private… Continue reading
A teacher has been charged by the New Zealand Teachers Council Complaints Assessment Committee with serious misconduct. The teacher groomed and inappropriately kissed and touched children in his class. The teacher also sought to pay a student to perform sexual acts.
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal noted that the teacher had been charged in the District Court and sentenced to imprisonment.
The teacher agreed with the Tribunal’s decision that… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has allowed a teacher, convicted of driving under the influence, to stay registered. The teacher had five drink driving offences and had been convicted for common assault.
The Tribunal found that as the teacher’s previous convictions were old and because there was limited evidence before them in regards to those convictions, that their decision must take no account of his past discrepancies.
The Tribunal… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered a teacher, who pleaded guilty to 22 offenses, to be deregistered.
The teacher dishonestly sought a benefit to which he was not entitled and was consequently overpaid by more than $100,000. The Tribunal found that the fraud had been partly committed while he was a teacher.
The Tribunal held that because of the gravity and seriousness of the offence, and the substantial… Continue reading
A teacher made redundant due to a falling roll has won her job back after her claim for unjustified dismissal was upheld by the Employment Relations Authority.
The teacher had been offered a different role previously and had turned it down due to workloads. When redundancies had to be made the school assumed the teacher was not qualified for the role, did not consult with her about the redundancies… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has found a Principal guilty of serious misconduct, for failing to take steps to protect the school’s pupils from the actions of a teacher, later convicted of numerous sexual assaults on young male pupils of the school.
The Principal was advised by the Police that the teacher was having pupils stay over at his home and that he should take action to stop this. The… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has found a teacher guilty of serious misconduct for failing to report a physical altercation with a student during a school sports trip.
The student had been playing up during the trip and the teacher stopped the school van to confront him. The Tribunal was not satisfied that the teacher had assaulted the pupil but found that his failure to report the altercation was a… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has considered a teacher’s conviction for assault on a child in the District Court for which she was sentenced to 70 hours community work and six months supervision. The Tribunal ordered that the teacher’s name be struck from the roll of teachers and she be censured… Continue reading
The Disciplinary Tribunal has found a teacher guilty of serious misconduct for an inappropriate relationship with a student. That included exchanging emails and social media messages and visiting the student at her home when she made a sexual advance to him (which was rebuffed).
He should have realised the student had become infatuated with him and taken steps to prevent that.
The Tribunal held that he should have… Continue reading
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