Ex-Ormiston Park Academy teacher sues Thurrock Council for a quarter of a million

A FORMER teacher at Ormiston Park Academy took Thurrock Council and the Aveley-based school to the Old Bailey this week after suing them for £250,000.

The case of Jean Camurat goes back to 2007 when the school was called Aveley Comprehensive.

The court heard of a number of incidents culminating in the languages teacher grabbing a mobile phone off a pupil that led to him being suspended and his contract subsequently terminated.

Matters appear to have got worse for Mr Camurat when the school, responding to a request from the police for information, sent them, a “document”. A document, Thurrock Council’s lawyer described as “broadly accurate”.

Information then appeared on Mr Camurat’s CRB which, his lawyer claimed has made it “impossible” to get another teaching post.

The court heard that Mr Camurat has subsequently successfully had his CRB wiped clean of the disputed claims.

Mr Camurat is suing the principal of the school, Mrs Teresa Walker and the local authority, Thurrock Borough Council, claiming malicious falsehood, breach of contract, misrepresentation and negligence.

The full details of the court case can be found here

Mrs Walker and the council deny the accusations.

Judgment was reserved to a later date.

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