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(Photograph) - ALARMED by the chaos that marked the school year as thousands of teachers awaited the Criminal Records Bureau's all-clear, ministers backtracked this week. They announced that teachers could work in schools without a full vetting if they were not on List 99, the dossier of convicted or suspected child abusers.

The change came too late for David Dunmore, head of St John's C of E primary, Leicester, who allowed his newly-qualified recruit to teach, supervised by a senior teacher. NEWS, 4 and 17

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