A teacher who hired someone to follow and film his headteacher has been banned from the profession for at least three years.
Timothy Alderson, who was a teacher at Baycroft School, was found by a Teaching Regulation Agency panel to have last year “commissioned a person, or persons, to follow the headteacher and film her on at least one occasion” in 2016.
The video came to light in 2017. It contained the comment: “Our investigator has been on this case for over four months and has many more incriminating videos.”
He also uploaded personal information regarding both students and colleagues to a publicly accessible social media website.
Panel members noted that Mr Alderson, a teacher at the school from 2009-17 had admitted the allegations and shown remorse.
It did not go into his motives for his conduct or the nature of the personal information disclosed.
The panel said it recommended a prohibition notice but “did not consider that Mr Alderson’s behaviour justified no review period being recommended”, and proposed that he could apply for re-admission after three years, a sanction subsequently approved by the Department for Education in its decision notice.