Lærer i England fikk sparken, nektet transjente å bli tillitsvalgt

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A teacher was fired after vowing to stop a transgender pupil from becoming Head Girl.

French teacher Susan Field was also found to have failed to interject when other pupils used “hostile and derogatory language” against their transgender classmate – referred to as Pupil I.

She was dismissed for gross misconduct after a conversation with 21 pupils in her Year 11 tutor group was reported by a pupil’s mother.

Ms Field – known as her married name Susan Spare – was said to have a previously “unblemished 35-year teaching career” by watchdogs.

The Teaching Regulation Agency panel found she was guilty of making “derogatory” remarks while discussing Pupil I’s candidacy for the Student Senior Leadership Team at Ash Manor School in Surrey.

She admitted saying that “children as young as 11” should not be introduced to “that kind of thing” or “that sort of thing” – in a possible reference about Pupil I being elected as a role model.

Ms Field also admitted that she promised to use her teacher’s vote to rank Pupil I in last place in the SSLT election.

The disciplinary hearing in Coventry was told that during the brief conversation in May 2019, various pupils described Pupil I as “it”, “that” and “disgusting”.

Other “hostile and derogatory language” was also used, which Ms Field failed to challenge, the Teaching Regulation Agency panel said.

She told her former bosses: “I did intend to use my teacher vote to rank Pupil I in last place, as I felt that Pupil I was the least representative student to be Head Student in a school of 900+ children.”

During the investigation, she admitted telling her tutor group: “I said it’s not appropriate for a member of the LGBTQI to represent Ash Manor School.”

She also admitted that she felt at that time that “children as young as 11 years old might be confused or uncomfortable with having Pupil I as a role model”.

Ms Field was one of Ash Manor’s highest-paid teachers and taught from November 2012 until she was dismissed in June 2019, the panel was told.

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