Cornwall Street’s Jonathan Storey and associate member Andrew Faux, Barrister Director of niche law firm The Reflective Practice (instructed by the Association of School and College Leaders), have succeeded in preserving the careers of two senior teachers charged with multiple safeguarding failings following a five week hearing before a professional conduct panel of the Teaching Regulation Agency. The case, which involved a number of complex legal issues (some relating to the Agency’s expert witness) as well as allegations of individual and systemic failures to safeguard children at a school in Hampshire between 2009 and 2013, resulted in no orders for prohibition being made in relation to both Andrew’s and Jonathan’s clients.
In its decision, published this week, the panel described Andrew’s client as a “deeply honourable and compassionate man” who “took these proceedings very seriously and … expressed sincere insight when questioned by the panel”. Jonathan’s client was described as having “great insight” and “a passion for teaching”, and the panel “determined that there was a strong public interest consideration in respect of retaining [him] in the profession”.
Andrew and Jonathan work closely with teachers and other professionals facing regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and combine a reflective approach, designed to help their clients develop their insight into their conduct, with strong advocacy and case preparation, ensuring that their clients’ defences are advanced as persuasively and successfully as possible.
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