A former teacher at a Radlett school has spoken out about her “unfair” dismissal.
The teacher, who wishes to stay anonymous, was allegedly fired from Haberdashers’ Girls’ School on Tuesday, November 15, for using “inappropriate language” and teaching the “wrong” topics.
However, she claims that she didn’t use bad language and that the school has refused to tell her exactly what she said.
She reportedly also answered a student’s question about a chemical diagram which the school had told her not to.
After starting her position in September, she claimed that she was “bullied” by members of staff who made her life “uncomfortable”.
Following her dismissal, she informed the school’s HR department who allegedly ignored her complaints.
She said: “I just want a trial, but they won’t give me an appeal or let me defend myself. It’s not a good basis to get rid of someone without any formal warnings.”
A spokesperson for the school said: “Habs Girls is justifiably proud of the high standards we expect from our teaching staff, borne out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate who in their most recent report rated the quality of our pupils’ academic and other achievements as ‘excellent’.
“When a teacher falls short of our expectations, we work with them to address the improvements needed, but ultimately if these are not made then sadly, we must let them go.
“The school is committed to following and exceeding statutory guidance, and we aim to treat staff with dignity and respect at all times.”
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