Teacher and headmaster husband banned for helping pupils cheat in exams

The Mirror is reporting that a teacher and her headmaster husband have been banned from the classroom for life after helping children cheat in exams.

Beverley Reynolds, 60, gave pupils answers to reading and maths SATs and told staff to hamper inspectors at Woodgate Primary in Bartley Green, Birmingham.

She and husband Robin, 61, also bullied three assistants, who complained.

The couple, of Halesowen, West Mids, were earlier found guilty of misconduct by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Paul Heathcote, acting on behalf of Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, said they would both be banned from teaching indefinitely. 

Both were given 28 days in which to appeal against the decision at the High Court

More at: Teacher and headmaster husband banned for helping pupils cheat in exams


Read the NCTL reports at:

Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Mrs Beverley Reynolds

Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Mr Robin Reynolds


We covered the background to the case when it was reported a couple of weeks ago and, as I suggested then, I am completely baffled why something like this isn’t deemed an issue of interest to the police. 

It is hard to imagine a more blatant case of cheating, covering up and then bullying staff into keeping quiet about what has happened.

These actions have serious potential consequences for the children, the staff and the perpetrators themselves – so why is none of it seen as a crime and instead just treated as professional misconduct?

Surely, if we are going to stop cheating in schools – and the intimidation of staff to go along with it – we need to start treating it more seriously?

Your thoughts and reactions?

Please share in the comments or via Twitter…


Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin every morning (around 7 am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link

Academy at heart of Trojan Horse scandal gets almost seven applications for every school place
Pupils choose YouTube over teachers for careers advice
Categories: Leadership and Primary.


  1. davidjclayton

    SchoolsImprove set up a system based on competition, with financial and status rewards for the winner and what did anyone expect?

Let us know what you think...