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Police called after claim teacher assaulted pupil

Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, where claims that a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a teacher were investigated by police.

Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, where claims that a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a teacher were investigated by police.

Police have been dealing with claims that a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a teacher at Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School.

Detectives questioned students and staff on Thursday about an “allegation of pushing” against a teacher who is said to have grabbed the girl “inappropriately” during a lesson last Monday.

The girl’s mother, who asked not to be named, accused the school of trying to “brush it under the carpet” by blaming the incident on her daughter.

She said: “I got a text message from my daughter which said ‘I just got assaulted’.

“She said her friend next to her in class needed to go to the toilet because she felt sick.

“But when she asked to go, the teacher refused her leave and my daughter’s friend was sick on the table.

“My daughter walked out of the classroom because she couldn’t deal with it but as she was coming back in, the teacher pushed the door in her face.

“Then there was a scuffle when my daughter tried to get her bag and as she did, she said that the teacher pushed her.”

“I went to the school when my daughter sent me the text and asked them what the hell was going on.”

The mother said a member of staff at the school told her that the assault allegation was being investigated and in a phone call later on Monday, she was told that the teacher had been ordered to “leave the premises straight away”.

“The school rang me later and said they had investigated the assault and that the teacher was told to leave the premises straight away,” the mother said.

“But what I want to know is why the school hasn’t been in touch with me since Monday and why they haven’t invited me in to talk about it?

“The school is so quick to put children into seclusion or exclude them, but when the teachers act unprofessionally, they brush it under the carpet.

“Something has happened otherwise they wouldn’t have got rid of the teacher, but I feel they are twisting this back on to my daughter as if it was her fault.”

A spokesman for headteacher Will Scott said: “There was an incident at the school on Monday that was swiftly dealt with in accordance with the school’s standard procedures.

“We have rigorous procedures in place to quickly and effectively resolve any issues that may arise and I am happy that we have taken all the necessary action required.”

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “An allegation of assault against a 16-year-old female pupil at Sir John Gleed School by a female member of staff was reported to police on Thursday afternoon.

“An officer attended the school to speak to staff and pupils to gather more information about the matter.

“It has been determined that no assault or criminal offences have taken place and there is no requirement for further police action.”

 

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