RE teacher who posted Islamophobic comments struck off

The Guardian is reporting that a religious education teacher has been struck off after posting Islamophobic comments on social media.

A religious education teacher who posted Islamophobic comments on social media and attended a march organised by the far-right group Britain First has been struck off.

Nicholas Hall, who taught at a comprehensive school in Leicester, admitted he had attended a march on one or more occasions, and also admitted posting a number of intolerant messages.

Hall admitted a series of other matters, including allowing 12- and 13-year-old pupils to watch an 18-certificate film, accessing pornography on a school laptop, failing to take appropriate action when a pupil acknowledged taking drugs, and working as a security guard while on sick leave.

A professional conduct panel concluded that he was guilty of “unacceptable professional conduct” and “conduct which may bring the profession into disrepute”.

In its report, the professional conduct panel said: “The panel believes that such an attitude is completely incongruous with Mr Hall’s role as a teacher, but particularly his role as an RE teacher of the college.”

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