ERO chief review officer Graham Stoop toldÂ Morning ReportÂ that the office would expect a school to bring a matter such as this to its attention, but there is no evidence that Pamapuria School’s board of trustees did so.
Stoop might want to re-check with those who did reviews of Pamapuria school. Â Is it true that ERO knew about the Police letter and had copies of in-committee/in-confidence minutes from when the matter with Parker was originally brought up? Â And despite all that, why did ERO reviewers then give positive reviews of the school, and of the Deputy Principal – Parker?
The text of the letter from the Police to the Board of Trustees (in 2009) includes:
â€œin my view, it is clearly inappropriate for a school teacher to invite school children to their residence outside of school hours and having them sleeping over and I would suggest that this practice must stop immediately and protocols be initiated to stop this from occurring in the future.Â Given that Mr Parker holds the position of Deputy Principal I believe that this is highly unprofessional and has obviously called Mr Parkerâ€™s reputation into question in this instance. Â “
And while we are at it. Â What is Parker’s lawyer thinking suggesting that Parker’s offending was “no suggestion of violence”. Â It was repeat sexual abuse. Â Sexual abuse is violence. Â End of story.