2:37 pm, Thu 28 Nov 2013
Teacher admits sexual assault
A music teacher from Birmingham accused of setting up secret cameras to film boys using a school changing room has pleaded guilty to a string of sexual assault and voyeurism offences.
Philip Evans will be sentenced next month after admitting seven sexual assaults, 10 charges of making indecent photographs of children, and six counts of voyeurism.
The 38-year-old was arrested in Birmingham in August by detectives who recovered more than 400,000 indecent images from a home computer.
Evans admitted 15 of the offences at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday and has pleaded guilty by letter to the remaining eight charges.
2:30 pm, Wed 21 Nov 2012
A teacher from Derbyshire is being investigated after being caught on camera feeding a wild rat near the school kitchen.
The tutor at Springwell Community College in Staveley was filmed by a pupil who uploaded the video onto the internet.
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5:36 am, Fri 18 May 2012
In Other News...
Nottingham City Council closes its consultation on the terms and conditions of teaching staff, following agreed changes that create a five-term school year. Teachers have already carried out three days of strike action over the changes.
10:21 am, Tue 08 May 2012
Strike Ballot For Teachers
NUT members at 13 primary schools in Birmingham are being balloted over plans to make the schools academies.
“Forced academies have nothing to do with raising standards of education.
There is no evidence at all to support the notion that changing the status of a school will transform the educational attainment of its pupils.
The majority of the school communities in Birmingham do not support this move."
“Primary academies are a fairly new phenomenon and there is no evidence to suggest that a change in status will automatically raise standards.
"What it will do is take the school further away from the local community and make it accountable only to the Secretary of State in London or a private sponsor or Trust.”
– Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers.