I bet he was registered

Another week and another registered teacher before the courts.

Labour and the teacher unions insist that teacher registration is needed in Charter Schools in order to protect the kids.

I’ll just bet you this teacher was registered.

Police are analysing computers associated with a teacher accused of sexually abusing six students.

The man is facing 13 charges and has been granted name suppression to protect the identity of his former students.

He appeared at the High Court at Auckland today where Crown prosecutor Aaron Perkins said two computers associated with the teacher were being analysed. 

Mr Perkins also said the Crown would be asking that the children be allowed to give evidence by CCTV from outside the trial courtroom.

Justice Timothy Brewer said the man’s lawyer, Richard Earwaker, was seeking to have some of the charges struck out because they lacked “evidential foundation”.

The alleged offending came to light after a complaint from a pupil of the school, which cannot be identified.

The principal and board reported the allegation to the police and Child, Youth and Family.

The teacher is also been investigated by the New Zealand Teachers Council.

  • Claireclaire

    Registration is a joke, it is very very expensive, but pointless. They seem to protect their own, but lord registration over good people as a means to be “allowed” to teach. Yet scum bags like this get through. The whole system needs an overhaul. It’s not a professional body, it’s unionists protecting their own. Bring on performance based pay!!!

  • Dave

    They are registered after FILLING OUT A FORM and paying a FEE. The background checks are limited, so Registration as it stands today is meaningless, apart from the fee supporting the union coffers, and the part that ends up in the Labour parties coffers.

  • BigDes

    Earwaker. :-)

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