The NZEI has a field officer and staff member in the Far North who thinks their job is to cover for pedos. They need to be outed:
Ms Lovatt Davis claimed police did not follow up at the time and told theÂ Heraldthat a meeting took place between her, Parker and a union representative – who she described as a “field officer” from teachers’ union the New Zealand Educational Institute, but who also was on staff at Pamapuria.
That meeting was not about the girlfriend’s allegation because Ms Lovatt Davis said she’d only told the police and a board member about it. The meeting discussed Parker’s registration, specifically that he wasn’t meeting the standards to become a fully registered teacher.
Parker brought up the fact that she had called police, Ms Lovatt Davis said.
“The NZEI field officer received all her news from Jamie and from Jamie supporters,” Ms Lovatt Davis said.
“The report from his girlfriend was not an allegation of sexual abuse. It was a story she told that seemed to need an investigation and a reminder to Jamie to guard his professionalism. I believe he used our discipline meeting [with the NZEI field officer] to accuse me of taking an embittered girlfriend’s vicious story too seriously. Once they had reunited, she saw no need to pursue the story.
“I would suggest that NZEI field officers are not drawn directly from the wider community. The field officer should be an impartial person, free from the town gossip. In Kaitaia the gossip ran against me and pro Jamie. She bought it all and dressed me down in that meeting. Both of them did. It was very unpleasant.”
Yesterday a spokeswoman for the NZEI said an investigation was under way. Asked whether it would look at what the union knew about the allegation surrounding Parker in 1999, she said: “NZEI is conducting an internal investigation into the comments made by Ms Lovatt Davis.”