Teacher took lies too far

14th April 2006 at 01:00
A learning support teacher, who failed to attend schools and submitted false mileage claims, has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct by a disciplinary committee.

Timothy Spencer, formerly employed by Solihull council, was given a conditional registration order by England's General Teaching Council. Helen Smith, presenting, said Mr Spencer was overpaid by pound;106.85, and although the amount was "not enormous", the false claims impacted on his honesty and integrity as a teacher.

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