A teacher has been spared a lifetime ban from teaching despite telling a pupil he had a face like 'a baboon's arse', and calling another student a 'dog' and pulling her hair.
Trevor Goode, who taught at Lea Valley High School in Enfield, North London, was hauled up before the General Teaching Council and ordered to attend a behaviour management course.
He was found guilty of 'unacceptable conduct' by the Council, who said 'It is not acceptable to demean or physically coerce students.'
Trevor Goode had apparently shown 'regret' over the episodes and on that basis was allowed to continue teaching.
Were GTC right to let Mr Goode off? Or should his behaviour have meant a ban?