Cornwall Street Barristers’ Jonathan Storey (instructed by the National Association of Head Teachers) has helped to secure the acquittal of a former Assistant Headteacher from the South East of England.
Jonathan’s client had been charged by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) with serious SATs malpractice after another branch of the Department of Education found widespread evidence of cheating and annulled the results of the school’s entire Year 6 cohort. After a five day hearing, however, a Professional Conduct Panel accepted Jonathan’s submissions that the TRA had failed to prove that his client was responsible for the malpractice alleged.
Jonathan is a specialist practitioner in the field of professional discipline, and is highly regarded and frequently instructed by the major teaching unions to represent their members in the most serious and sensitive of cases. In addition to his defence practice in support of teachers and other professionals, he also sits as Legally Qualified Chair of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal and as chair of the fitness to practise committees of both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Social Care Wales.