09 May 2011
Teacher seeking unfair dismissal compensation
A professional in the teaching industry has launched a grievance complaint against her former employer on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
Former deputy head Deborah Ellis is seeking compensation after being sacked from her role at the Hafod-y-Wern Community School in Wrexham following an internal disciplinary inquiry in which it was alleged she had manhandled a six-year-old pupil.
A colleague of Ms Ellis was also removed due to accusations that they had forcibly moved the youngster after he had refused to go back inside from the school's playground.
However, a source close to the case has told Wales Online the child has "some behavioural issues" and was moved for his own good after he has refused to walk himself to "a place where he would be safe".
Furthermore, David Evans - Welsh secretary of the National Union of Teachers, which was founded in 1870 and is now headed by Christine Blower - labelled the dismissal "ludicrous".
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Posted by Richard Saunders