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Should a teacher who has been unfairly dismissed get less compensation if he assaults a pupil after his dismissal? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decided that he should, in the case of Cumbria County Council v Bates
After his dismissal from Dowdales School, Bates assaulted a 16 year old girl who he had previously taught. The Employment Tribunal initially found they could not take this into account in deciding how much money he should be awarded for unfair dismissal from his job. The EAT disagreed. The fact of his six week prison sentence would mean that Mr Bates had damaged his own chances of getting future employment. The school should not therefore have to pay loss of earnings to Bates for a period that he would not have been working as a direct result of his own actions.
This is a welcome decision for schools, and all employers, involved in claims to the employment tribunal when they are faced with poor conduct of an employee after they are dismissed.
A report by the BBC has considered the admission policies for the 163 grammar schools in England and highlighted that 90 of the schools do not give priority to pupils eligible for free school meals.
With an increasing number of schools being maintained by multi-academy trusts (MATs), there is a real need to ensure public and regulator confidence in the effectiveness of MATs; both educationally and organisationally.
In examining what effective accountability looks like, Browne Jacobson’s report on the future of our school system (published this week) has highlighted the importance of local communities.
At a recent roundtable hosted by Browne Jacobson attended by key education sector stakeholders there was a real feeling that the regulatory system schools face “is not joined up at the moment”.
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