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Post by phildidge on Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:36 am

Struggling to read and write was not enough to stop a teacher getting a job at a top secondary school.

Faisal Ahmed was given the green light by elite teacher training program TeachFirst despite having 'extreme difficulty with handwriting', problems with reading and understanding 'written tests'.

Just days into his new job at St Thomas More Catholic school in leafy Wood Green, north London, he was summoned by the headmaster and suspended, reported The Sun.

Mr Ahmed suffers from dyspraxia, a condition that affects co-ordination, and he told the headmaster Mark Rowland that he was unable to write for 'more than a couple of minutes' as his condition caused him too much pain.

TeachFirst recruits top graduates who are parachuted into schools while they study for a teaching qualification, with the organisation receiving millions in funding.

The scandal emerged when Mr Ahmed, who is in his 30s, sued the school for constructive dismissal and disability discrimination after he quit in anger.

Papers obtained by the Sun showed that Mr Ahmed lost his legal battle and subsequent appeal over the 2016 scandal, with the London Central Employment and Tribunal throwing out his claims last month.

Ex-City worker Mr Ahmed was going to teach vital GCSE and A-Level lessons to teenagers.

TeachFirst admitted that they did not inform the school of Mr Ahmed's condition.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6897169/Teacher-London-secondary-school-read-write.html

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:54 am

Surprised

When I was at Ag' college, many moons ago, there were two veterinarians there, who lectured in animal health and pathology subjects, as well as looking after the college's livestock...

One was an Aussie who had done some post-graduate study in Britain, and specialised in horse husbandry..

The second vet' was Polish, with English as a second language. He taught Anatomy & Histology lectures, and I could barely understand half of what he said. He was also reputed to be a bit rough in his animal handling and surgery techniques, so that the college didn't let him near the horses, nor the cattle and sheep if they could avoid doing so ..

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