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Protect pupils from another Amy

LOOPHOLES in the law could allow another Amy Gehring to slip through the child protection net, headteachers have warned. The Canadian supply teacher was cleared of indecently assaulting 15-year-old pupils, but later admitted sleeping with a 16-year-old.

Schools, employment agencies and local education authorities need urgent further guidance if similar cases are to be avoided, says the National Association of Head Teachers in a letter to Education Secretary Estelle Morris.

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