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Teacher with anti-Semitic beliefs loses Tribunal claim

A primary school teacher dismissed after allegations of anti-Semitic abuse has lost his attempt to argue that his opinions were a ‘philosophical belief’ covered under the Equality Act. Mr Arya lost his job after allegations of shouting at and pushing a child, making sexist and racist comments about colleagues in letters to the National Union…

Pay teachers according to performance, MPs propose

Schoolteachers’ pay should be tied to the value they add to pupils’ performance, MPs are to recommend Teachers’ pay should be more closely tied to the value they add to pupils’ performance so that the best are rewarded while the weakest are discouraged from staying in the profession, MPs on the education select committee are…

Rapists and killers apply to be teachers

Just over 4,000 offenders applied for teachers’ jobs in 2011, including paedophiles, violent thugs and drug dealers, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has revealed. In all, the offenders had 9,493 criminal convictions, including child sex offences, prostitution, gross indecency, arson and threatening to kill, the CRB said, claiming that so far it had prevented over…

Law firm on education reforms

Head teachers will be allowed to sack the worst-performing staff in just a term – rather than a year – as part of sweeping reforms announced today. Here, Catherine Wilson Education Partner at leading law firm, Thomas Eggar, provides a legal viewpoint on the new reforms which come into place in September. “Dismissal for lack…