Serious case review criticises school

A serious case review has criticised a school in East Sussex for failing to protect a teenage girl from starting a relationship with a teacher.

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School responds to criticism after teacher's relationship with pupil

Staff at a school in Sussex "repeatedly failed" to protect a schoolgirl who was abducted by a teacher - according to a damning report on the Bishop Bell School in Eastbourne.

Jeremy Forrest was jailed for child abduction and sexual offences against a 15-year-old girl. But a Serious Case Review says the maths teacher's colleagues ignored the warning signs and did not listen when other children raised concerns over the relationship.

Our report is followed by an interview with the Executive Headteacher of the school, who apologised for the failings.

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