The Mirror has reported that a teacher claimed child was a Looked After Child…
A teacher was sacked after she forged documents to allow a friend’s child to jump the queue into a popular state school.
Bernadette Hendrickson, 50, faked official forms to make it appear that the five-year-old girl was a “Looked After Child”.
This meant the youngster – who had been at a £8,568-a-year independent school – was automatically given a priority place.
A disciplinary hearing of the Education Workforce Council was told the “white lie” potentially cost other children a place at the school.
It also caused “embarrassment and confusion” to the little girl involved, who was removed only a few days after starting.
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