A SECONDARY school teacher has been suspended after allegedly making “derogatory” comments in the middle of a school assembly.
Senior management at Ortu Gable Hall in Corringham will carry out a formal investigation into the comments made, which are alleged to have called students “retards” and “cowards”, according to a social media post.
Headteacher Ceri Evans said: “It has come to my attention that a member of my teaching staff has made derogatory comments to the cohort of year 11 students. As a school we do not tolerate or accept such behaviour.
“A formal investigation is now underway which has been assigned to a senior leader within the Ortu trust. “The teacher is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
“The decision of the investigation will be implemented by myself with the support of the governing body.”