Philip Dayle represents teacher caught up in school SATs cheating case

Fri, 24 May 2019

Philip Dayle has successfully represented a teacher who made admissions of maladministration of SATs at a primary school in Rochdale.

The teacher was one of four who admitted maladministration at a Teacher Regulation Authority (TRA) panel, at which the headteacher was found to have brought the profession into disrepute and banned from teaching. The panel heard the headteacher had instructed her staff to engage in maladministration of the Year Six tests.

A TRA panel accepted submissions that although the teacher’s conduct constituted unprofessional conduct and conduct that brought the teaching profession into disrepute, in all the circumstances of the case, it would not be “proportionate” to make a prohibition order that would bar her from working as a teacher . The panel’s recommendation that there should be no prohibition was accepted by the Secretary of State.

Read more about the case here and here.

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