Today’s poll: What would be the more appropriate punishment for a teacher guilty of cheating?

According to a report on malpractice in A levels and GCSEs, teachers found guilty will typically be suspended temporarily from involvement with exam papers or invigilating exams. Is this sufficient or should the sanctions be much more severe to deter others and maintain confidence?

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Comments

  1. irvingphil

    SchoolsImprove this poll is woeful. Systemic problem that goes far beyond the actions of teachers. The school itself must be punished.

  2. irvingphil

    SchoolsImprove this poll is woeful. Systemic problem that goes far beyond the actions of teachers. The school itself must be punished.

  3. irvingphil

    SchoolsImprove this poll is woeful. Systemic problem that goes far beyond the actions of teachers. The school itself must be punished.

  4. SchoolsImprove

    irvingphil Probably but if I was a teacher or student I would be livid that cheating happens & sanctions are so minimal. Sends bad message

  5. irvingphil

    SchoolsImprove also incentivises cheating for workload purposes! It is a problem but one generated by internal & external pressures.

  6. ejfishwinkle

    SchoolsImprove 100 lines ‘I must not cheat to help students progress, I must not cheat to help students progress…’

  7. Nor_edu

    irvingphil SchoolsImprove I’m sure there will be schools who systematically facilitate cheating – how should they be dealt with?

  8. irvingphil

    Nor_edu SchoolsImprove Fines. Perhaps disciplinary action against heads. No point aiming at teachers if heads are doing their jobs.

  9. irvingphil

    Nor_edu SchoolsImprove Fines. Perhaps disciplinary action against heads. No point aiming at teachers if heads are doing their jobs.

  10. amirshah316

    SchoolsImprove Cheating wrong but exam factory-isation and unrealistic accountability needs challenging to avoid the poor practice

  11. Mrslhteach

    SchoolsImprove so surprised that 30% think this isn’t gross misconduct. lance Armstrong was under pressure, but ALL cheating is wrong!

  12. SchoolsImprove

    Mrslhteach yes, I would have thought a more severe sanction would be welcomed by all. Would also help protect teachers from pressure.

  13. BrightYangThing

    amirshah316 SchoolsImprove Sacking is foolish. League tables put undue pressure on all! The wrong measure-encourages manipulation.

  14. SchoolsImprove

    BrightYangThing amirshah316 Pressure v. real issue but surely NEVER an excuse for cheating and that message must be loud and clear

  15. SchoolsImprove

    BrightYangThing amirshah316 Also, by making that clear, it would makes it easier for teacher to resist any pressure to do so from above

  16. BrightYangThing

    SchoolsImprove amirshah316 Never an excuse.But reasons need understood (then demote/retrain?) rather than knee jerk ‘sacking’.

  17. BrightYangThing

    SchoolsImprove amirshah316 What message are we talking about? Punishment 4 teachers who stray over the manipulate/cheat line are gone?WHY?

  18. SchoolsImprove

    BrightYangThing amirshah316 That cheating is absolutely unacceptable. Period. Current sanction seems to treat it like a joke.

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