Secondary School Teacher Suspended: He can NOT Read and Write!

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Woodside School, where teacher was suspended for not being able to read and write
Woodside school where the teacher was suspended for not being able to read and write

A secondary school business studies teacher has been suspended for hardly being able to read and write.

Mr. Faisal Ahmed was sent off from st Thomas More Catholic School, a top class, outstanding, mixed, and independent Academy in Glendale Avenue, Wood Green, London.

Teacher had Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

He secured a teaching job at the top notch institution in 2016 after finishing Teach First Programme. Teach First, is a charity enterprise with sole intention of addressing educational disadvantage both in Wales and England.

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To be given Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England, one has to go through a two-year training programme.

Faisal has been working at st Thomas More despite grappling with reading and writing.

Faisal had completely illegible handwriting, reading issues

The teacher had completely illegible handwriting, reading issues and difficulty in understanding written tests. This was after he was discovered by the school’s head Mark Rowland and immediately put into suspension.

Teacher Sues the School on Wrongful Dismissal

He was teaching business studies in the A-level and GCSE classes. It is believed he has been living with dyspraxia, a disorder that interferes with the body’s co-ordination and movement during development.The school had not been notified of his disorder on employment.

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The teacher confirmed to the school head, that he can not write for long due to pain. He left st Thomas More Catholic School to file a legal suit. He sued the school on two grounds – dismissed wrongly and discriminated for being disabled. He has however lost both of his tribunal case and the appeal.