Monday, March 20, 2023

Gable Hall school make statement after former teacher “accused of downloading images of child abuse”

GABLE Hall school has issued a statement informing parents that a former teacher at the school has been charged with offences in relation to downloading images of child abuse.

Dr Sophia Asong said: “We have been made aware that a former member of staff, Mr Peter Goldsmith, has been charged with offences relating to downloading indecent images of children and is being brought to Magistrates’ Court today.

“None of these charges relate to Mr Goldsmith’s activities in a school setting and are related to activities in his personal life.

“The safeguarding of our children remains our key focus and we understand that this news may be upsetting to those who knew him.

“I would like to reassure every one that we know there are no direct links to any of our students. We have, however, been working closely with the Local Authority Safeguarding Officer for Thurrock to ensure that provision is available to support our students and parents should any specific safeguarding concerns regarding this individual emerge at this point.

“If this is the case, bearing in mind that this is the Easter break and communication with school is limited, please contact either of the following: Essex Police on 101 and ask for DC Kirsty Ali or Thurrock Multi Agency Hub (MASH) on 01375 652802, where staff are on hand to register any concerns raised.

“I would like to thank you for your kind attention and strong support”.


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