The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has found a teacher guilty of serious misconduct for a range of conduct including tying a child to a goalpost, touching a child causing him to throw himself backwards, grabbing a child by the ears, picking up a child by his underwear, tickling children, grabbing a child by the neck and dragging him backwards, grabbing a child by the arm and yanking the child upwards and jumping on a child’s back while he was on his hands and knees.

The Tribunal found that cumulatively the conduct amounted to serious misconduct and it censured the teacher and cancelled his registration as a teacher.  The striking off was imposed despite the Tribunal accepting that there was no malice in the teacher’s actions and no touching of a sexual nature or motivation. The range and extent of behaviour by the teacher made it necessary for the protection of children that he no longer be in the teaching profession.


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Education Lawyer