Ian Bradbury, Executive Head Teacher of the Quantock Federation, has commented following claims a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, taped pupils mouths shut.
We take all allegations concerning the well-being of our children very seriously. An incident happened yesterday which we are investigating thoroughly. A member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues.
My thanks to the numerous parents who have brought this matter to my personal attention and have given their on-going support to us in this challenging situation.
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