Unfair sacking claim

7th April 2000 at 01:00
AN EDINBURGH teacher in the rare position of having been sacked by the education committee this week is to take the council to an industrial tribunal alleging unfair dismissal.

Peter Peace, aged 43, has been suspended from his post as

assistant head at the city's Royal High for more than two years pending an investigation into

allegations of improper behaviour towards female pupils. Inquiries were held u after a lengthy legal wrangle between

the authority and the Educational Institute of Scotland which

prevented Mr Peace's direct

dismissal by the director of

education.

Meanwhile in East Ayrshire, Michael Roos, the teacher who along with a social worker left a nine year old boy with behavioural problems in a roadside lay by, resigned on the eve of a dismissal hearing by the council.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now