Job well done on dealing with bad teachers, now what about proactively tracking down the pedos?

Looks like the Education Council is working well.

Nearly 100 mentally-ill teachers have been investigated by their professional watchdog for misconduct or incompetence in the past six years.

It included incidences of aggressive, violent or threatening behaviour toward children, drug and alcohol use at work, theft, bullying, harassment and falsifying grades, according to information released to Fairfax under the Official Information Act.

Since 2009, 99 teachers referred for investigation by the Education Council over concerns about their practice were found to have a range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse or addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome.   

Most cases were resolved through rehabilitative support, but four teachers had their registration cancelled, one was suspended, and conditions of work were enforced on six teachers, including further training or medical treatment. Seven other investigations were yet to be completed.

Others teachers could have voluntarily left the profession because of mental health issues, but figures were not kept on them.

The council’s teacher practice manager, Andrew Greig, said the cases represented a very small fraction of more than 100,000 registered teachers in the country.

“That’s not to downplay the individual matters. We do take it seriously… but it’s not something we are concerned about in the profession as a whole.”

Perhaps they might like to now go after the creepy pedos hiding in our schools. I bet there are more than 100 of them.

 

– Fairfax


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