A superhead who was banned from teaching for life over her expenses can now return to the classroom after a government disciplinary panel ruled that a prohibition order against her be set aside. Jo Shuter was banned for life in 2014 after a misconduct hearing into expenses claimed at London’s Quintin Kynaston School, but was allowed to appeal the order after two years following a decision to reverse the lifetime nature of the prohibition in November 2014. Schools Week can reveal that Shuter’s appeal has been upheld by a panel of the Department for Education’s National College for Teaching and Leadership. The panel decided that the prohibition order should be set aside The government confirmed that, after considering further evidence including findings from the original panel, third-party references and evidence from Shuter herself, the NCTL panel decided the prohibition order “should be set aside”. The decision means Shuter, a former headteacher of the year once named as Tony Blair’s favourite head, is now technically allowed to teach and hold school leadership positions again. It is not known if she has any specific plans to return to the profession. Her case has drawn attention to fears about a lack of financial expertise…http://schoolsweek.co.uk/superhead-jo-shuter-has-teaching-ban-overturned/
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