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Headteacher who racially abused pupils and parents barred from teaching for life

Headteacher who racially abused pupils and parents barred from teaching for life

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Friday June 03 2011

  The Daily Mail today relates the case of Simon Parker, the headteacher of Coppice Primary School in Chigwell, Essex, who has been barred from teaching by the General Teaching Council for subjecting teachers and pupils to a litany of racist, sexist and anti-Muslim abuse.

From the Daily Mail:

“The disgraced head ‘bullied and intimidated’ terrified staff and ‘belittled’ children at Coppice Primary School, Chigwell, Essex, in 2008 and 2009.

“A General Teaching Council disciplinary inquiry heard Parker called parents ‘Muslim f******’ and labelled a supply teacher a ‘black b****’.

“He also pulled his eyes sideways to impersonate a Chinese early years teacher, adding ‘I can’t stand them’.

“His shocking catalogue of abuse included Parker calling a prospective teacher a ‘P*ki’ and stating ‘we don’t want any of those’ in respect to a black applicant.

“The disgraced headteacher called less-able pupils ‘Congo Bongo’ and claimed Muslims are ‘always blowing things up’.

“The General Teaching Council found Parker guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and banned him from teaching indefinitely.

“Chairman Tony Neal said: ‘He demonstrated a deep-seated contempt for members of many other races, encompassing members of his own school staff and the community beyond.

“’He displayed a disrespectable attitude to governors, pupils, parents and past, present and potential members of staff.”


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