Twenty years ago a pupil of mine gatecrashed St John's College May Ball twice, and was then arrested whilst trying to steal a bicycle. His tutor rescued him from the cells, pleading that he was due to sit an examination that morning. The pupil fell asleep, and failed his O-level.
If behaviour like this is to result in the sacking of a teacher rather than the punishment of the pupil, won't it encourage all students to do the same?
Rev TOM AMBROSE
Director of Communications
Diocese of Ely
Ely, CambridgeshireReuse content