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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.

North Somerset Council to be sued over teacher's abuse

Parents of children abused by their teacher in Weston-super-Mare are to sue the local education authority for damages.

Nigel Leat from Bristol was jailed in June last year Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Primary school teacher Nigel Leat was jailed indefinitely last year after abusing five girls, some as young as six years old, while he worked at Hillside First School. North Somerset Council confirms that it has received a number of claims relating to the case.