Apparently – and I’m not entirely sure where the idea for the ground-breaking decision came from – “Anyone convicted or cautioned for a sex offence against a child will be banned from teaching automatically”. Really ?
That just makes SO much sense to me.
Does it you ?
Isn’t it amazing that it has taken newspaper stories, parliamentary questions and political juggling to do something which is blindingly obvious to pretty much everyone else in the UK ? The actual question remember is not that they are not now allowed but who allowed this to happen in the first place ? Who decided that sex offences were not a bar to being in intimate contact with children. Who made that choice ? When ?
…had found 10 cases where registered sex offenders had not been placed on List 99 …………- since 1997.
Remember 1997 ? That was when Tony and his cronies came in to Parliament with the anthem from D:ream of “Things can only get better”. It would seem then that Tony wasn’t thinking of children… his govt, his record, his accountability.
Ms Kelly said there “must be no witchhunts against hard-working teachers”.
WHAT ? Who mentioned a witch-hunt ? No-one. Who is trying to divert our attention ? Ruth Kelly. Who is using language that implies those that seek information are doing wrong ? Ruth Kelly. Who IS wrong ? Ruth Kelly.
She told MPs she “deeply” regretted the concern caused to parents by recent stories of sex offenders in schools.
Has she said that she regrets the risks that were run ? No.
Has she said that she believes she was wrong ? No.
Does that wording imply that she actually regrets the revelation more than the circumstances ? Yes.
Ms Kelly said she was “determined… to lessen their concerns” and “overhaul” the system.
Resign or be sacked.