Headteacher banned for racially abusing staff and demeaning pupils

Tuesday 16th June 2015 08:27 EDT

A headteacher who allegedly abused staff racially and demeaned pupils for over seven years, has been banned from the classroom for life. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has announced their decision last week explaining that as the allegations were so serious she would not be able to reapply for her eligibility to teach.

The panel heard evidence from 11 witnesses and the report stated many examples. In one instance Mrs Hanch said a colleague looked like “a polish slapper” and said of another colleague she would like to “chop off” her head and “see her walking around headless.”

Another allegation proven by the tribunal was, when reviewing CVs for newly qualified teachers Mrs Hanch said: “If we have any more Muslims in here it’s going to start looking like Al Jazeera.”

She also reportedly told her assistant head "I'm not going to be like those f * g Muslims taking a day off for Eid" as she sought to improve pupil and staff attendance over religious festivals. However Mrs Hanch denied this, saying she was merely trying to get staff not to take religious holidays off school.

And when the finance officer wanted to take time off school to volunteer for the London Olympics she ranted "I'm going to have to break down 5,000 years of Islam to get through to her."

Mrs Hanch denied the allegations and has 28 days to appeal the decision.

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