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So, you don't think you will ever have an allegation made against you, eh?

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by binaryhex, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

  2. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

  3. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

  4. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    They'd still find a way to rig it and use it against staff in appraisal. It would be edited to tell whatever nasty narrative SLT wanted. Big Brother M.A.T is watching you...
     
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  5. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    Good grief. YOUR LIFE WILL BE RUINED. How very tabloid.

    A 10 year old story is hardly compelling evidence in your campaign to stop new teachers entering the workforce. Let's hope that the newbies, at least, have the wit to know that whatever line of work they enter, something bad will have happened to more than 1 person's career in that field over the last decade :rolleyes:
     
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  6. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Although the story is 10 years old, there is something to learn from it. Part of what went wrong was when the teacher put her hands on him to stop him. She shouldn't have touched him.
     
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  7. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Actually, my money's on Shedmeister. Teaching has never been so vulnerable, underpaid and undersupported. They wanted to kick out expensive and ageing staff, so they created capability. They wanted a cowed and compliant workforce, so they've made it pish easy for a vindictive kid, parent or colleague to accuse an excellent teacher of abuse and perversion, thereby wrecking a career. Oh, that's right, the modern teacher doesn't have a career, they are education enablers....
     
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  8. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Morally, she was trying to help. Fatal error, these days. The pendulum has swung far too far the other way. School mangers and HR teams are so paranoid of legal disputes, they seem unable to think before they routinely stamp on the innocent. I have a friend who is a top police officer. His ex is one too. She knows ALL the safeguarding language. She has used it to accuse him of stuff he hasn't ever done, it is neither in his nature nor do the dates fit. She wants to destroy his access rights to the kids and his career. This allows her to do so. Once the witch hunt knives are out, there's very little to be done. We live in a society now where liars, managers keen to avoid bad publicity, jobsworths, report writers and lawyers control far too much of our lives, usually destroying them in the process.
     
  9. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    I agree the teacher was trying to help, but she should have let the student run off and then alert SLT.

    Every look, word and action by a teacher is scrutinised.
     
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  10. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Thanks for the support Mrsmumbles. New entrants to teaching need to be fully aware of what they're letting themselves in for.
     
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  11. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Tabloid maybe but that doesn't make it any less true.
     
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  12. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    I agree with you 100% Shedman. It is not fair on new entrants not to know and understand what the working conditions are like in some schools and how to take steps to protect themselves or know what to do in certain situations.
     
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  13. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

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  14. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    And no matter how ludicrous any allegations made are they'll stick with you and be brought up again and again in the future even if you are completely exonerated. As soon as ANY allegation is made regardless of how fanciful it is, prepare yourself to find another career.
     
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  15. likegoodwine

    likegoodwine New commenter

    Beware accusations made to outside agencies - at least in school they are dealt with realistically. Outside agencies just cover their backs and don't think of the consequences of their actions.
     
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  16. notrevlim

    notrevlim Established commenter

    It’s a quick and easy way of getting rid of an older or ‘inconvenient’ teacher. “Resign or you’ll go to prison.”

    The fact that it’s untrue doesn’t help. They claim to have witnesses. They ask, “how will you feel when someone writes “paedo” on your house or car? What will the neighbours think?”

    They’ll tell you “you’re worse than Ian Huntley.”

    Whatever you do you’ll never work in a school again. Better to just leave.
     
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  17. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

    https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...ving-too-many-teachers-mental-health-problems

    And remember, if / when you enter 'funny farm' territory, as many teachers do these days, there is no guessing how your behaviour may change. Teaching should be a job you do as a last resort, if you can't get anything else. It is very poorly paid for most teachers. It will be almost impossible to buy a house with your salary. The behaviour of children in many schools will destroy you and don't get me started on workload .....
     
  18. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

  19. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    A tragic story but although he wasn't looking forward to returning to school, no information as to why (we have Sky Ireland and watch the Irish news but a reason isn't clear yet or been reported yet). Murder+suicide isn't normal.
     
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  20. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Terrible tragedy.
     

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