The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has decided not to deregister a teacher following a second conviction for drink driving.  The teacher was convicted in 2012 on drink driving charges and again in 2016.  In the latter case the teacher drove into the back of a parked car.  The Tribunal decided that as the teacher had admitted she had an alcohol problem and was undergoing treatment and had been sober for two years, conditions on her practice would be sufficient.

The teacher was censured and must inform current and future employers of the conditions on her practicing certificate.  She must provide four reports to the Teachers Council on the status of her alcohol support programmes over two years.

Alan Knowsley

Education Lawyer