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The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has charged a provisionally registered teacher with serious misconduct after she pulled a child’s hair in order to get them out from underneath a table.
The teacher was working as a short term reliever for a school when the incident was reported to the New Zealand Teachers Council. The Council noted that an investigation had previously been undertaken to address complaints that the teacher had… Continue reading
A teacher receiving a Widows Benefit pleaded guilty to misleading a Social Welfare officer and to five charges of fraud after dishonestly completing documents stating that she was not working or receiving any other income. Consequently, the teacher was overpaid by more than $72,000. The teacher was sentenced to six months community detention and 200 hours of community service.
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal ordered that the teacher be censured… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal censured and cancelled a teacher’s registration after the teacher pleaded guilty to sexually grooming a young person and meeting with them, and to two charges of sexual misconduct with a child under 12 years of age.
The teacher was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment and 6 month post detention conditions, and was granted permanent name suppression by the Court. The teacher agreed that cancellation of… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal held that an early childhood teacher who bought a class B drug off her colleague had committed serious misconduct. The Tribunal censured the teacher and ordered her to pay half of the complainant’s costs. The tribunal also ordered the teacher be de-registered in order to protect the public and uphold the integrity of the teaching profession.
In making their decision the Tribunal considered how the… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered an early childhood teacher, who sold ecstasy to a fellow colleague at their workplace during school hours where children were present, to be censured and de-registered.
The teacher pleaded guilty in criminal proceedings but was discharged without conviction by the Court.
The Tribunal found that the teacher had committed a serious misconduct and noted that as drugs are strictly prohibited for students… Continue reading
A computer studies teacher established a relationship with a former student after he was expelled for the high school where he was teaching. The teacher sexually groomed the fifteen year old by paying him to do odd jobs around his house and through purchasing him gifts including a cellphone so he could easily contact the adolescent. The teacher invited the boy over for dinner approximately two times a week where… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal cancelled a teacher’s registration after he committed serious misconduct by entering into an intimate relationship with a student. The teacher is now seeking permanent name suppression.
The Tribunal acknowledged that since 1 July 2014 the default position is for Tribunal hearings to be public and for decisions to be published in full. The Tribunal noted that there is an expectation that the name suppression of… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has censured a teacher and ordered his de-registration for serious misconduct after he developed an inappropriate and sexually intimate relationship with a year 13 student.
The media applied to the Tribunal for an order allowing it to publish the name of the teacher, school and the nature of the relationship between the principal and the teacher.
The Tribunal has rejected the application stating that… Continue reading
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has charged a provisionally registered teacher with serious misconduct after he began a series of inappropriate relationships with three students.
The teacher began intimately texting and calling the students late at night, and attempted to act as a counselor despite having no qualifications or authority by the school to do so. The teacher also wrote messages, listed romantic songs and drew hearts on school letter… Continue reading
A principal has been charged with behaving in an unprofessional manner amounting to serious misconduct and/or misconduct. An unfaithful principal bullied a female staff member by threatening to have her fired if she exposed their relationship or her pregnancy. The teacher complained to the board of trustees who instructed the principal not to contact her. The principal acted in direct defiance of their instructions and failed to participate in the… Continue reading
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