So this bloke is bad enough that he’s been banned from teaching to protect the children.
Members of the council were told that problems went back to 2003 and – despite intensive help and support from the school and local authority – little improvement had been made.
And it’s been going on for 9 years.
The council heard that he was a “very significant” reason for Crymlyn being branded a “school causing concern” by the Welsh education watchdog Estyn in 2010.
Erm, don’t we think that we might want a system that deals with such problems rather faster than that? That’s near two entire cohorts moving through a junior school having their education screwed up by just one man.
And how did he get to be a Deputy Head?
It is only the fourth time the profession’s regulatory body in Wales has barred a teacher for professional incompetence. It has heard five cases in the last decade.
In England, just 17 teachers were officially struck off for the same reason between 2001 and 2011, despite fears that many more are being allowed to slip through the net.
Err, yes, I think it would be fair to say that others are slipping through the net. In any walk of life some people just aren’t suited to whatever it is that is being done: Sir Pterry’s example of the vampire who goes to work in the holy water bottling plant comes to mind.
There’s something around 440,000 teachers in the country (E&W I think) and I simply refuse to believe that only two of those in any year deserve to be fired for incompetence.
A 0.00045% get rid of the idiots rate just doesn’t look like anyone is taking hunting for the idiots seriously.
It would not surprise me at all to find out that the striking off rate for doctors and or solicitors is orders of magnitude higher than that.