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Outcomes of fitness to practise committee hearings

Should a Fitness to Practise Committee impose a disciplinary order upon the registration of an education practitioner, a notice will appear here. The notice will remain for a period of 6 months from the day it is published.

The Education Workforce Council, as constituted under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, as amended, hereby gives notice that in accordance with its Disciplinary Procedures and Rules 2017 , Rule 31, a disciplinary order has been imposed on the registration of the following:

Name: Nancy Jenkins
Employer at time of referral: Coleg Ceredigion
Disciplinary Order: Reprimand
Date Order made: 7 July 2017
Date Order takes effect: 7 July 2017
Duration of the Order: 2 years (Order will expire 7 July 2019)
Grounds for decision: Unacceptable professional conduct
Nature of the matter before the Committee:

Unacceptable Professional Conduct

The registered person:

1. Between 2014 and 2016, engaged in inappropriate communication with Learner A in person and/or via WhatsApp in that the registered person:

i) Made inappropriate comments about other learners and/or members of staff;

ii) Used inappropriate language.

2. Between 2014 and 2016, made inappropriate comments to learners in that the registered person stated, words to the effect of:

i) ‘give me some f***ing energy’;

ii) ‘it’s so annoying that you’re so quiet; project your voice’;

iii) ‘Fred the Shred! What the f**k!’.

Name: Andrew BATTLE
Employer at time of referral: St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School
Disciplinary Order: Prohibition Order
Date Order made: 4 July 2017
Date Order takes effect: 4 July 2017
Duration of the Order: 4 July 2022 (5 years)
Grounds for decision: Guilty of unacceptable professional conduct
Nature of the matter before the Committee:

Unacceptable Professional Conduct

The registered person:

1. Between approximately September 2014 and 20 May 2015, sent Pupil C emails which were inappropriate due to:

a) their content; and/or

b) their frequency.

2. On 19 May 2015, suggested Pupil C delete emails so that no-one could see them.

The registered persons’ conduct as described at paragraph 2 was dishonest.

The registered persons’ conduct as described at paragraph 1 was sexually motivated.

Name: Adeyinka ILEYEMI
Employer at time of referral: Cardiff and Vale College
Disciplinary Order: Prohibition Order
Date Order made: 29 June 2017
Date Order takes effect: 29 June 2017
Duration of the Order: 29 June 2023 (6 years)
Grounds for decision: Guilty of serious professional incompetence and unacceptable professional conduct
Nature of the matter before the Committee:

Serious Professional Incompetence

1. Between January 2016 and April 2016 the registered person demonstrated poor teaching methods in that he:

(a) failed to engage with the learners in his class;

(b) repeated work already undertaken by the learners in his class.

2. The registered person demonstrated poor classroom management

3. A judged observation was undertaken of the registered person’s lesson and he received an overall score of ‘unsatisfactory’

Unacceptable Professional Conduct

4. The registered person did not follow the College’s procedure for booking leave.

Name: Victoria Kidwell
Employer at time of referral: New Directions Education Recruitment Ltd Capita Education Resourcing
Disciplinary Order: Reprimand
Date Order made: 28 June 2017
Date Order takes effect: 28 June 2017
Duration of the Order: 2 years (Order will expire 28 June 2019)
Grounds for decision: Unacceptable professional conduct / a relevant offence
Nature of the matter before the Committee:

Relevant Offence

1. Conviction: Driving a motor vehicle with excess alcohol

Unacceptable Professional Conduct

2. When applying for registration with the Education Workforce Council the registered person failed to declare the above conviction.

Name: Matthew NICHOLS
Employer at time of referral: Ysgol Bryn Alyn, Wrexham
Disciplinary Order: Prohibition Order
Date Order made: 20 June 2017
Date Order takes effect: 20 June 2017
Duration of the Order: 20 June 2019 (2 years)
Grounds for decision: Guilty of unacceptable professional conduct
Nature of the matter before the Committee:

Unacceptable Professional Conduct

The registered person:

1. between August 2015 and September 2015, engaged in inappropriate communication with Pupil A via:

a) Instagram and/or

b) text message;

2. between July 2015 and August 2015, engaged in inappropriate communication with Pupil B via:

a) Snapchat and/or

b) Facebook;

The registered person’s conduct at paragraphs 1(a), 1(b), 2(a) and 2(b) breached the school’s: a) Child Protection Policy and/or b) Staff Acceptable Use of School ICT Facilities policy

The registered person’s conduct at paragraph 1(b) was sexually motivated.

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