Banned: Teacher who lied about NQT status

According to TES, a Reception teacher who repeatedly lied to her school about her qualifications and sent it a “highly suspicious” email has been banned from the profession for life.

Kirsten Heath was employed at Bridgetown Primary School in Stratford-upon-Avon and falsely claimed to have completed her newly qualified teacher induction year.

In a letter to the agency, she said: “I wanted to write this letter firstly to sincerely apologise. I know that by not being honest I have jeopardised my career and also bought into question my trust and integrity as a teacher…I never meant any harm, I got caught up in a lie that then spiralled out of control.”

She was unable to prove her status but the headteacher offered her the job on the basis that she would sort out the required evidence.

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