Law too weak, claim unions

11th March 2011 at 00:00

Legislation in England to prevent names of teachers facing allegations from being published, is too weak to work, all three major classroom unions have claimed. Under the Education Bill, working its way through Parliament, newspapers will face a fine of up to pound;5,000 if they reveal the identity of teachers facing allegations before criminal charges are brought.

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