Smacking verdict

11th December 2009 at 00:00

A teacher who smacked a child with a newspaper did not receive enough support to control her "challenging" class, the General Teaching Council has said. Corinne McGuire admitted hitting the pupil while working at Maryport C of E Junior School in Cumbria, but was cleared of charges of kicking another child, pulling the hair of a pupil and pushing two others. Mrs McGuire was allowed to keep teaching by the GTC panel.

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