After an eight day hearing at the Teaching Regulation Agency, Cornwall Street Barristers’ Jonathan Storey (instructed by the National Association of Headteachers) has secured the acquittal of his client, a Headteacher charged with several allegations of serious safeguarding failures and dishonesty and/or lack of integrity.
The panel adopted the Headteacher’s admissions in relation to some minor errors, rejected other allegations that she had denied, and concluded that she was not guilty of dishonesty or a lack of integrity, finding her not guilty of both unacceptable professional conduct and conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute. After two years in which his client’s professional future had been in severe jeopardy, she is now free to resume her long and successful career without a stain on her character.
Jonathan is a specialist practitioner in the field of professional regulation and works regularly with teachers, nurses, doctors, and other professionals facing disciplinary proceedings at all stages from initial referral to appeal. His approach combines persuasive advocacy with highly personalised and compassionate advice and expert support throughout the life of a case.