Essex dinner lady sacked after telling parents of bullying

22 September 2009 by
Essex dinner lady sacked after telling parents of bullying

An Essex dinner lady has been sacked after she told a parent his seven-year-old daughter had been attacked by bullies.

Carol Hill, who worked at Great Tey primary school near Colchester, lost her job over a breach in confidentiality, according to the BBC.

She faced a disciplinary hearing last week after she told the girl's father she had seen other pupils tie her to a fence and whip her with a skipping rope.

The girl's parents have removed their daughter from the school and say they are "disgusted" by the way Hill has been treated.

A letter informing Hill of her dismissal was delivered yesterday and she now has 10 days to lodge an appeal against the decision.

The school said it would not comment on the detail of the hearing and that subject to any appeal Hill would not be returning to work at the school. It also emphasised the school's priority to provide the "best possible education" for its pupils.

It is understood Hill intends to appeal.

Schoolchildren spend £646m on junk food breakfasts, finds report >>

Free school meal trials start in Newham and County Durham >>

One in five families miss out on free school lunches >>

By Janie Stamford

E-mail your comments to Janie Stamford here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking