Teacher banned after pupil was shot dead in Brazil

The Evening Standard is reporting that a teacher who went drinking with students hours before one of them was shot dead during a school trip to Brazil has been banned from the profession.

Van Lambie-Nairn, 42, was supposed to be looking after a group of 17-year-old pupils from the £22,000-a-year International Community School in Regent’s Park in September 2013.

The business studies teacher left the bar in Marica, 40 miles from Rio de Janeiro, as four students downed vodka shots unsupervised, a panel heard.

Sergey Petrovich Danshin, 17, the son of Russian businessman Petr Danshin, was later shot three times in the back of the head.

His body was recovered from a river bank the next day. 

Lambie-Nairn left the school, which attracts the children of London-based diplomats, in December 2013.

He was banned from teaching indefinitely after a hearing at the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

The teacher admitted consuming alcohol with the underage students, leaving them unsupervised in the bar, failing to monitor their sleeping arrangements and failing to carry out an adequate risk assessment.

Lambie-Nairn now faces a three-year wait before he can apply to teach again after being prohibited from teaching indefinitely for unacceptable professional conduct.

He expressed his remorse and said he has been “severely affected” by the events, the hearing was told…

More at: International Community School teacher banned after pupil Sergey Danshin was shot dead in Brazil


Read the judgement in full from the NCTL:

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