Former Headteacher faces ban

A former headteacher could be banned from the profession after one of his staff was jailed for sexually abusing pupils in Weston-super-Mare.

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Former head could be banned from teaching

The former headteacher of a Somerset Primary School, who was warned ten times about another member of staff abusing pupils, is facing a classroom ban. Christopher Hood was in charge of Hillside First School in Worle, where teacher Nigel Leat abused pupils as young as six for up to 14 years.

Leat was jailed and Mr Hood lost his job. Today he appeared before a professional conduct panel. David Woodland reports.

Former Weston-super-Mare headteacher faces professional conduct panel

Chris Hood faces a professional conduct panel Credit: ITV News West Country

A former headteacher could be banned from the profession after one of his teachers was jailed for sexually abusing pupils in Weston-super-Mare.

An inquiry found teacher Nigel Leat was allowed to carry out attacks on his students at Hillside First School. Former headteacher Chris Hood is due to appear before a professional conduct panel today.

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