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Forthcoming Fitness to Practise Committee Hearings

Details of a forthcoming hearing will appear here five working days before it is due to take place.

Members of the education professions, the press and the public can attend Fitness to Practise Committee hearings of the Education Workforce Council (EWC) and a small number of observer places are available for this purpose. If you wish to attend as an observer, you are asked to contact the EWC on 029 2046 0099. In attending a hearing, observers are asked to bear in mind the following points:

  • Hearings are subject to sudden cancellation or postponement. Those travelling long distances are advised to confirm that a hearing is still taking place by telephoning the EWC on or shortly before the day of the hearing;

  • Hearings are held in public in accordance with the Human Rights Act. However, a registered person can request that all or part of a hearing be held in private. The Committee will consider any such request on the day of the hearing. Where all or any part of a hearing is held in private, this will not be open to observers.

If you are a member of the press and wish to attend a hearing listed here, you must contact the EWC in the first instance on 029 2046 0099. Should you not do so in advance of the hearing date, the Council cannot guarantee your place as an observer.

Further information for hearing observers can be found here . This information is general, and in all circumstances, The Education Workforce Council (Main Functions)(Wales) Regulations 2015, as amended and the EWC's  Disciplinary Procedures and Rules 2017  take precedence.

Committee: Fitness to Practise Committee
Date: Tuesday 10 to Monday 16 July 2018
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Jurys Inn, Park Place, Cardiff
Employer at the time of the allegations: Ysgol Bryn Castell
Nature of the matter before the Committee:

Unacceptable Professional Conduct

The registered person:

1. During the 2016/2017 academic year and on unknown date/dates, used inappropriate and/or offensive language towards staff and/or pupils.

2. Between September 2014 and January 2017, used their mobile phone during lesson time and/or whilst with pupils and did not comply with reasonable instructions in relation to the use of their mobile phone and/or working with pupils.

3. On or around November 2016 and on unknown dates made inappropriate hand gestures in the presence of pupils and/or staff.

Committee: Fitness to Practise Committee
Date: Monday, 16 to Friday, 20 July 2018
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Jury’s Inn, Park Place, Cardiff
Employer at the time of the allegations: Hendre Infants School, Caerphilly
Nature of the matter before the Committee:

Unacceptable Professional Conduct

The registered person:

• did not adequately fulfil their responsibilities as Head Teacher for managing health and safety at the School;

• in doing so, placed the welfare of staff, and/or pupils, and/or visitors to the school at risk;

• did not communicate effectively and/or provide all relevant information to the Governing Body on issues impacting on health and safety at the School.

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