Exclusive: 80% drop in teacher sexual misconduct bans

According to Tes, an analysis of official statistics shows that the number of teachers banned for sexual misconduct has plummeted in the past three years.

Responding to a Freedom of Information request, the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA) reported that seven teachers were barred for sexual misconduct in 2018-19, compared with 41 in 2016-17 – equivalent to a drop of 80 per cent in just three years.

When asked about potential explanations for the trends, the Department for Education, speaking on behalf of the TRA, said it did not comment on such cases.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s did not wish to comment directly on the data, but gave some context to sexual abuse within schools.

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