This is becoming a bit of a joke but shouldn’t be due to the serious nature of offending by teachers.
They are becoming more and more like the Catholic Church as offenders are routinely charged.
The opposition continues to insist that compulsory registration of teachers will protect the kids…that is becoming a rather hollow promise.
An investigation into a teacher who allegedly struck two children that took five years to resolve was “unreasonable” and reflects poorly on all involved, the ombudsman says.
The teacher subject to the New Zealand Teachers Council (NZTC) investigation, referred to as Mr A, complained to the ombudsman about the delay, poor communication, and conduct of the complaints assessment committee (CAC) involved in his case.
The ombudsman upheld his complaints on those matters, finding he suffered avoidable stress and frustration as a result of the “woefully inadequate” communication from the CAC and the delays in the investigation.
It sounds like a real bugger’s muddle at the Teachers Council
Mr A was the subject of one conduct complaint in December 2006 and another, at a second school, was made to the NZTC and referred to a CAC in July 2008.
The conduct complained about involved incidents of alleged striking of two primary school students.
As a result of the investigation, Mr A’s registration was suspended and he signed a voluntary agreement which required him to undergo a risk assessment to determine whether he could safely return to the classroom, the ombudsman’s report said. ¬† Read more »