Life ban for teacher who threw pen lids at pupils

Primary teacher was convicted of battery in relation to 'repeated violent behaviour towards pupils in Year 5'

Helen Ward

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A primary teacher has been banned from teaching for life after throwing pen lids at pupils and pulling a chair out from under a child.

Andy Jummun, 39, a Year 5 supply teacher, was convicted of battery at Cambridgeshire Magistrates' Court in November 2017. The offences related to throwing white board pen lids at two different pupils and pulling a chair from beneath a pupil when he was swinging on the front legs, causing him to fall to the floor.

Mr Jummun, formerly working at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Peterborough, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and ordered to pay victim compensation of £150, a victim surcharge of £85 and prosecution costs of £930.

A Teaching Regulation Agency professional conduct panel heard that Mr Jummun accepted that he was convicted, having pleaded not guilty to the offences.

“We have found that Mr Jummun has been responsible for repeated violent behaviour towards pupils in Year 5,” the panel’s report states.

'No remorse for his behaviour'

"The incidents included throwing pen lids at pupils from a distance of 20cm, at speed, hitting at least one pupil in the face, and pulling a chair from underneath a pupil, causing him to fall to the floor.

"Both actions could have caused injury to the pupils involved. He denied the allegations at court and has offered no insight into or remorse for his behaviour.”

The panel recommended that Mr Jummun be banned from teaching with no provision for the ban to be lifted. The recommendation was agreed by the secretary of state’s decision maker.

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Helen Ward

Helen Ward

Helen Ward is a reporter at Tes

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