Tardy teacher suspended after pupils complain

June 1, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A tardy teacher has been suspended after pupils dobbed him in for repeatedly turning up to school late.

Science Sir Jasbir Dhillon, 40, rushed into lessons up to an hour behind schedule on 21 occasions over the last two years.

Fed-up pupils complained about Dhillon’s punctuality at Washwood Heath Technology College in Birmingham, West Mids.

Father-of-two Dhillon has now been suspended for three months after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty of misconduct.

The General Teaching Council panel heard that had been warned about his time-keeping a few months in the job in April 2007.

Dhillon also had a poor track record of time keeping having been warned about it by the GTC at his previous school between 2003 and 2004.

He was put on a register in 2008 to keep a record of his attendance and ordered to report to his new head teacher Beverley Mabey.

But Dhillon, who lived just seven miles from the school, continued arriving late for lessons while pupils waited without a teacher.

Swipe cards at the college entrance also clocked the teacher turning up after lessons had started.

He complained that his wife had been ill and he had to wake up at 5am to do family duties including caring for his daughter.

The Asian teacher will now be suspended for three months and forced onto a strict punctuality programme when he returns to work.

Panel chair Derek Johns said: ” Your actions show a lack of professionalism and a failure to appreciate the impact your actions may have had on students and colleagues.

”We are not convinced that you have sufficient insight into the causes of your original misconduct and we cannot be satisfied there will be no repetition of this behaviour.

”It is for all these reasons that we consider a suspension order to be necessary and appropriate in the public interest.

”On October 16 2008 your line manager emailed you to remind you of the official start time and the college procedure if you were going to be late.

”You replied to explain why you had been late that day. You also gave him some further information about your health problems.

”In considering the length of suspension we have taken into account your expression of remorse. We have also heard positive comments about your skills as a teacher.”

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  1. mohammed says:

    total shock that something that has not really happened has been published to ruin someones reputation!

    We know of this teacher for over 5 years and he is one of the best teacher ROLE MODELS in the school. He has taught us and is fantastic.

    He has always put us first and we cannot ever remember such incidents in the school where he was reported by our peers as being late for lessons at all and to be frank im in the process of taking this up with my peers to the headteacher for proof of this happening as we do not believe it is right to ruin a teacher with distorted facts that have been twisted.

    We want Dhillon back in school as soon as possible and miss him a lot. He supports us whether he teaches you or not throughout the school and has created one of the best learning rooms in the whole school.

  2. mohammed says:

    total shock that something that has not really happened has been published to ruin someones reputation!

    We know of this teacher for over 5 years and he is one of the best teacher ROLE MODELS in the school. He has taught us and is fantastic.

    He has always put us first and we cannot ever remember such incidents in the school where he was reported by our peers as being late for lessons at all and to be frank im in the process of taking this up with my peers to the headteacher for proof of this happening as we do not believe it is right to ruin a teacher with distorted facts that have been twisted.

    We want Dhillon back in school as soon as possible and miss him a lot. He supports us whether he teaches you or not throughout the school and has created one of the best learning rooms in the whole school.

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