26 October 2009

Blacklisted Teachers


Do the heads of UK schools keep and maintain an illegal blacklist of teachers?

People who have done teacher training courses say that there is an overhanging threat that heads of schools seem to find out about failings, real or imagined, of teachers. Whilst I have met teachers who have been threatened with 'never working again' after falling out with their school heads.

The word failings is being used here in a very broad sense, and it includes such failings as 'rocking the boat', 'being critical of senior management' and similar.

Following the recent Court Case involving Steve Acheson; blacklists have been on my mind, and I wondered if the teaching profession had the same sort of shadow cast upon it.

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