Two members of Cornwall Street’s Regulatory Team have this week helped to preserve the careers of two teachers charged by the Teaching Regulation Agency with serious misconduct.

Jonathan Storey (instructed by the National Association of Headteachers) and Gurpreet Rheel (instructed by Thompsons Solicitors) represented a Headteacher and senior member of teaching staff respectively who, along with two colleagues (one of them an Executive Headteacher, represented by Cornwall Street’s associate member Andrew Faux), faced allegations of dishonesty relating to serious SATs malpractice at a primary school in London.

After a seven day hearing in Coventry, Jonathan’s and Gurpreet’s clients were acquitted of unacceptable professional conduct. The other two teachers charged were found guilty, and a decision about whether they should be prohibited from teaching will be made by the Secretary of State for Education in the coming days.