Former Wycliffe College teacher banned from classrooms for life

2:41pm Monday 20th January 2014

By Kate Wilson

LIES have lead to a former Wycliffe teacher being banned from the classroom for life.

A disciplinary hearing was told that Timothy Bailey, 47, had convictions for benefit fraud, had also been cautioned for bigamy, had failed to disclose his criminal convictions when applying for work and had falsely claimed he was a registered teacher when in fact he was serving an earlier ban.

Bailey, who worked at Wycliffe College in Stroud and Kingham Hill School in Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, also falsely claimed his father had died and his daughter had been in a serious road traffic accident.

The panel found him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and on Thursday, January 16 recommended that he should be banned from teaching.

The ban was imposed on the recommendation of the National College for Teaching and Leadership whose disciplinary panel found that while employed at Wycliffe College Bailey failed to disclose that he had been convicted on two counts of benefit fraud in March 2013.

He had also claimed he was ill when in fact he was absent from school to attend court in relation to these convictions.

The panel also heard that Bailey falsified information on his application form for employment at the school in Bristol Road, Stonehouse, by not declaring his criminal offences and by not providing accurate information about his previous employment such as his dismissals from Kingham Hill School, Stowe School and Rosall School.

He also dishonestly provided a letter as part of his job application stating that he was fully registered when at the time he was subject to a prohibition order.

The panel also found evidence that in May 2013 he falsified the scripts of pupils’ French GCSE writing tasks.

As a result of the hearing Bailey is prohibited from teaching indefinitely in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England.

He has a right of appeal to the High Court.


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