Teacher denies drinking booze in primary school class

The Nottingham Post is reporting that a teacher is facing a classroom ban after allegations to an NCTL panel that she was drinking alcohol at school and putting children at risk…

Jane Lounds, who denies the allegations, was suspended from Holgate Primary and Nursery School in December 2013 following a number of complaints from other staff that she smelt of alcohol and was not in control of her class on several occasions…

There are four main allegations against Ms Lounds, including drinking and smelling of alcohol on at least five separate days and putting pupils at risk…

During the hearing the panel, made up of three members supported by a legal advisor, heard that Ms Lounds’ work was not acceptable.

Pauline Middleton, a member of the senior leadership team, said: “There wasn’t enough written work in the books. It did not feel that the children had proper marking in their books.

“One child’s book had no marking in at all.”

Ms Lounds was represented by Louise Price, who said her client denied all allegations, apart from pouring the contents of a bottle down the sink and that her flushed appearance was due to medication…

The hearing continues…

 

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