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Managing serious teacher misbehaviour

Managing serious teacher misbehaviour

Page, Damien (2014) Managing serious teacher misbehaviour. School Leadership and Management, 34 (3). pp. 269-283. ISSN 1363-2434 (Print), 1364-2626 (Online) (doi:

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This article presents findings from a study of five head teachers who were responsible for the management of serious teacher misbehaviour (TMB) in England. In cases that included the downloading of extreme pornography on a school laptop and a sexual relationship with a pupil, the multiple impacts of TMB were potentially devastating to the well-being of pupils, staff and the reputation of the schools. The article highlights a number of strategies for managing serious TMB considered best practice by the head teachers as well as discussing other, more nuanced issues that accompany such cases including trust relations, the influence of gender and the difficulty of simultaneous immersion and detachment required of head teachers to effectively manage such cases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published online: 28 November 2013. [2] Published in print: May 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: management, governance, teacher misbehaviour, teacher misconduct, disciplinary procedures
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
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