The BBC is reporting that a head teacher who changed answers on pupils’ SATs test has been banned from the profession…
Julie Beech, the head of Sunnyfields Primary School in Doncaster, was found to have amended one answer each from eight pupils in the 2014 Year 6 exams.
The school in South Yorkshire was under pressure to improve after an Ofsted report in 2013 found “too few pupils” did well at Key Stage 2.
Ms Beech, 51, can appeal against the ban in two years.
A National College for Teaching and Leadership panel found Ms Beech had a previously “unblemished” record and was respected by her colleagues at the 257-pupil school in Rose Crescent.
But her conduct amounted to “unacceptable professional conduct”, the panel said, and fell “significantly short” of the standards expected…
Very sad and the head here was clearly under pressure, which is a significant issue in its own right, but cheating surely cannot ever be an acceptable answer?
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