Thomas Marshall

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Thomas Marshall and Baverstock Academy featured on Panorama in 2014

The previous head of a faculty who starred in a BBC documentary has been banned from instructing by a disciplinary panel.

Thomas Marshall, 50, ran Baverstock Academy in Birmingham when Panorama coated its work in keeping disruptive children in mainstream education.

The panel discovered he employed his mom’s consultancy agency with out declaring it and likewise didn’t comply with correct recruitment procedures.

Mr Marshall didn’t want to make any touch upon the ruling.

It isn’t recognized whether or not he had been instructing elsewhere up till the ruling was made.

The varsity closed in 2017 and was positioned in particular measures in November 2014. The allegations towards Mr Marshall dated from between 2012 and 2015.

West Midlands Police launched a fraud investigation into the college in 2017, however stated three folks interviewed would face no additional motion.

In his look on Panorama in 2014, Mr Marshall stated the college had “one likelihood” to assist its pupils.

“I am not saying in any respect we get it proper with everybody. However we will strive,” he added.

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Thomas Marshall was head instructor on the now closed Baverstock Academy

The listening to was instructed Mr Marshall had employed his mom’s firm, Stone Instructional Consultants, with out following the correct tendering course of, with out declaring its connection to highschool governors and with out making certain there was correct contract or a service stage settlement in place.

A report of the hearing additionally stated he had authorised funds to the corporate which included VAT prices, regardless of the corporate not being VAT registered on the time.

It additionally discovered he employed three staff with out following correct recruitment procedures and was concerned within the recruitment of 1 individual regardless of having a household connection, which he had didn’t declare.

Different allegations towards Mr Marshall had been discovered not confirmed, however, imposing a prohibition order, the panel stated “the repeated failure” by Mr Marshall “and his total lack of perception and regret” was a big think about its choice.

He has 28 days to attraction the order, and might apply to have the instructing ban reviewed after two years.

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