Here's how many teachers have been struck off in Birmingham in the last six years

Here’s how many teachers have been struck off in Birmingham in the last six years

Fourteen teachers have been stopped from working in schools in the last six years, according to government data.

The offences ranged from failing to safeguard pupils to lying on a job description.

So far this year, just one teacher has been issued with a prohibition order – a ruling that bans them from the classroom.

There were two banned in 2017, one in 2016 and four in 2015.

These are the number of teachers struck off in our area between 2012 – 2018:

  • 2012: 0
  • 2013: 2
  • 2014: 4
  • 2015: 4
  • 2016: 1
  • 2017: 2
  • 2018: 1


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The analysis only includes TRA rulings where the teacher’s location was published, which means that the number of Birmingham teachers who’ve been banned could be even higher.

On 22 March this year, teacher Cheryl Barber was barred after exchanging sexual messages with another individual while teaching, including messages about sexual fantasies with a pupil and with animals.

Naveed Hussain, headteacher of the unregistered private Bordesley Independent School, was issued with a prohibition order in December 2017, after Ofsted inspectors repeatedly raised safeguarding concerns.

These included a case where a girl in year 10 wrote a story about being raped, but the school failed to produce any evidence that they had informed the council’s safeguarding team.

The same year, Kris Chase-Byrne was stopped from teaching after saying he had a degree on a job application when in reality, he didn’t.

Teachers accused of wrongdoing can see their cases referred to the Teaching Regulation Agency if they’re serious enough.

The agency panel then weigh up the evidence and decide whether to recommend the secretary of state to bar the teacher from the profession or not.

A prohibition order is equivalent to a lifetime ban, but in certain cases the teacher may be able to request a review after a specified period of time.

Nationally, 542 teachers have been issued with a prohibition order since 2012.

Of those, almost 400 of them were men, more than double the number of women.

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