Teacher Disciplined for 'Unacceptable Conduct'
A TEACHER has been disciplined by the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) for unacceptable professional conduct . Ronald Flesch, a former teacher at The Nobel School in Stevenage, admitted that when working at the school he grabbed a pupil by his
A TEACHER has been disciplined by the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) for "unacceptable professional conduct".
Ronald Flesch, a former teacher at The Nobel School in Stevenage, admitted that when working at the school he grabbed a pupil by his coat, used foul language in an aggressive manner, and sent him home without supervision when on a trip to Fairlands Activity Centre in February 2007.
Soon after the incident, Mr Flesch tendered his resignation.
At a hearing last Tuesday (March 10), a Professional Conduct Committee of the GTC deemed it "unacceptable professional conduct" which "seriously undermined and demeaned" the pupil.
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Addressing Mr Flesch, it continued: "In sending him home without supervision, you failed to discharge your responsibility to take reasonable care of him," adding: "You brought the standing and reputation of the profession into disrepute."
The GTC decided it was in the public's interest to reprimand Mr Flesch, to maintain public confidence in the profession and uphold proper standards of conduct.
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The reprimand will remain on the register for two years and be taken into account if there are any future complaints.
Mr Flesch has the right to appeal to the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court within 28 days from the date of the disciplinary order.