Rex Phillips, NASUWT Wales Organiser, said: ‘The outcome of today’s hearing demonstrates that employers are far too ready to sack teachers who have acted in good faith. This is a victory for common sense.’
Even unions are better than health and safety.
Doesn't sound like a sacking offence but this ex-pat has a point.
How the story changes!! Yesterday he was the victim of over zealous Health and Safety jobsworths and I really sympathised with him. Today it emerges he defied a direct instruction from his Head not to take the children on the snow and then tried to lie his way out of it. "Pure as driven snow" certainly does not apply to him!! Fire a teacher for trying to make a lesson interesting? NO!! Fire a teacher for dispobeying a direct instruction and then lying aout it? YES!!
- Ex pat, Frankfurt, Germany, 12/1/2011 14:57
You can well imagine a teacher saying "don't take the kids out in the snow, the others will badger the teachers all the time and fuck about".
I wonder if the tube driver sacked for breaching health and safety (by opening the wrong door for 2 seconds and not recording it) would get the same sympathy from the Mail.