Sue Caldwell, head of maths at Friern Barnet secondary school, has been suspended while she is investigated for allegedly having encouraged pupils to leave school on 24 November to join protests against education cuts. Sue denies the charges.
Sue seems to be the only teacher to have been disciplined in this way for the protests, fuelling suspicions that this is a political victimisation. Sue helped to set up Barnet Anti Academies Alliance to respond to the council’s drive to push all the borough’s schools to become academies.
Her local NUT association has produced a petition calling for her reinstatement, available here: http://bit.ly/gnq599.