The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has found a teacher guilty of serious misconduct after she was found to have been under the influence of cannabis at work.  In addition the teacher used physical force on children and yelled at young children.

The Tribunal repeated its warning that physical force has no place in an educational setting and that teachers should find other ways to manage the behaviour of young children than force and yelling.

The teacher was censured and ordered to undergo professional training on managing challenging behaviour and to have a mentor for 12 months.  The Tribunal decided that due to the teacher’s insight into her behaviour, stopping the use of cannabis and remorse that it would impose penalties short of striking the teacher off.


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