Web-surf teacher grounded by GTC
A teacher who regularly surfed the internet for personal use while teaching has been reprimanded by the General Teaching Council for England (GTC). Alison Harrison accessed sites that did not relate to her class or work and this "compromised the effectiveness of leading and teaching her pupils", the GTC panel concluded. Ms Harrison, a French teacher who worked at Selby High in North Yorkshire, admitted her online research "compromised the effectiveness of her teaching". Her teaching assistant told the GTC this led "to unacceptable and sometimes dangerous behaviour".