The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has found a teacher guilty of serious misconduct for slapping the face of her 11 year old grandson in her class.

The incident occurred when money went missing from the teacher’s desk and her grandson started acting strangely and laughing.

The teacher lost her cool and slapped him.  This use of force for a corrective purpose is of course physical abuse and prohibited.

The teacher was censured and ordered to undergo mentoring for six months by an approved mentor.

Alan Knowsley
Education Lawyer