News Professional Discipline 13th Apr 2017

Nikita McNeill presents case against headteacher dismissed from London school for altering pupils’ exam papers

On 29 March, following a three day hearing, a Professional Conduct Panel at the National College for Teaching & Leadership found proved a number of allegations against Ms Della Williams. Ms Williams is the former Headteacher at a South London School.

The allegations, which the Panel found amounted to unacceptable professional conduct and conduct likely to bring the profession into disrepute, included an allegation that Ms Williams altered her Key Stage 3 pupils’ answers to a mental mathematics paper by erasing and replacing answers. Ms Williams had denied being responsible for the alterations and had blamed the school’s deputy headteacher. Ms Williams held the only key to the cupboard where the papers were stored. Following a three day hearing, the NCTL found that it was more likely than not that Ms Williams had made the alterations or had colluded with the Deputy Headteacher to make the alterations.

The case was presented by Nikita McNeill instructed by Rachel Cooper of Nabarro LLP.

To read more about the case in the press click here.

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