Head who dragged autistic boy down some stairs banned from teaching

The Bucks Herald is reporting that the former head of Bedgrove Junior School, who dragged an autistic boy down the stairs and did not manage school funds properly, has been banned from teaching for four years.

Graham Norris was struck off this week by the National College of Teaching and Leadership, working on behalf of Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

The panel heard that Mr Norris, who served in his post from 2007 to 2012 when he was suspended, held a pupil with autism by the arm and dragged him down the stairs.

In 2012 Mr Norris threatened to hit a pupil and hurt his hand, touched several pupils on the back of their legs with his hand and slapped a pupil on the back of the leg causing a red mark.

Mr Norris also failed to report a number of child safeguarding concerns to the appropriate authorities, potentially putting children in danger.

The panel heard that the headteacher also failed to properly use school funds…

Mr Norris did not respond to any of the allegations and the hearing continued in his absence…

The report concluded: “Mr Graham is prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in an school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England.

“He may apply for the prohibition order to be set aside, but not until October 13 2019, four years from the date of this order at the earliest…”

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Read or download the NCTL panel outcome:

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