30 Aug 2017

Teacher struck off after years of swearing at students

2:48 pm on 30 August 2017

A teacher has been struck off for repeatedly swearing at students and then ignoring an official investigation into her conduct.

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Complaints about the teacher's swearing at students had been made for years. Photo: 123rf.com

The Teachers' Disciplinary Tribunal said Patricia Joanne Webster's secondary school received complaints about her swearing almost every year from 2010 to 2016.

It said the school referred Ms Webster to the tribunal for verbally abusing students, and for continuing to use profanity despite formal warnings.

Ms Webster refused to engage with its inquiry, the tribunal said.

It has censured her and cancelled her teacher registration.