The Disciplinary Tribunal has cancelled the registration of a teacher who when she was renewing her practice certificate forged the signature of her former Principal and also forged a letter from the Principal stating that the Principal endorsed the teacher’s renewal of her practising certificate.

Staff of the Education Council followed up on the endorsement and discovered that it was not real.  The teacher was prosecuted by the Police and convicted of charges of making a false document and forgery.

The Disciplinary Tribunal found that the teacher’s conduct was intended to mislead the Education Council and that undermined the registration process and brought the teaching profession into dispute.  The Council must be able to trust the documentation submitted by teachers.  It therefore cancelled her registration.

Alan Knowsley
Education Lawyer