5-year classroom ban

27th November 2009 at 00:00

A teacher who lied on a job application about convictions for conspiring to pervert the course of justice and obtaining property by deception has been banned from the profession for five years. Samantha Burmis was found guilty of the offences in 1995 and jailed for 18 months. But she failed to mention this in an application for a job as a maths teacher at Aylesford School in Warwick in 2001, and for the same post at Swadelands School in Kent in 2005. A General Teaching Council panel said Mrs Burmis has "deep-seated attitudinal issues".

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today