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An assistant caretaker at Birchwood High School used codes to bypass alarms and steal nearly £5,500 from a safe to spend on cocaine and cannabis, a court heard. Joe Ellis, aged 19, who had worked as caretaker at the school on Brock Road for two years, admitted the burglary at Halton Magistrates Court on Thursday. He used insider knowledge to access the premises, which had been properly secured when staff left on October 31, this year. The defendant had access to security codes, and a set of keys. Cheshire Police officers were notified the next morning when witnesses arrived onsite...Read more
A caretaker at a Warwickshire school set up a hidden camera so he could record children using the toilets before watching the recordings on a laptop after other staff had left. And after his wife challenged him about his sexual abuse of a young girl in an incident unrelated to his job, Maciej Kukla confessed to what he had been doing. Kukla, 38, of Warwick Road, Stratford, pleaded guilty to three charges of voyeurism by recording a person ‘doing a private act’ and one of making indecent images. He also admitted two unrelated offences of sexually assaulting a girl and two of sexually assaulting...Read more
A School Caretaker has been given a surprise award for going above and beyond the call of duty for his school. Jason Burgess, site supervisor at Churnet View Middle School, Leek, has been given the award by the Staffordshire branch of UNISON following a campaign by Wade Rogers, Assistant Branch Secretary, and local organiser Holly Dawson. He said: "I've been here for 18 months and was a joiner and builder by trade before. "I love the people here. I've never worked in such a friendly environment. I enjoy working with all the staff and the pupils are great. You can read the full...Read more
An investigation is under way after the sudden death of a caretaker who died shortly after being found unwell at his Sunderland school. Emergency services were called to Willow Fields Primary School at 12.45pm on Wednesday, after concerns about the welfare of School Caretaker, Clive Fallon. The 33-year-old, who lived on the school site, was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police say his death is being treated as unexplained. The school’s headteacher, Jonathan Twidle, said: “We would appreciate everyone’s patience and...Read more
A survey of more than 15,000 school support staff from across the UK has revealed a professional, committed, but demoralised workforce that harbours serious concerns for their ability to adequately support students, unless crucial issues such as workload, job security, overtime and pay are addressed. The report coincides with a national celebration day for support staff, where students across the country will hold special assemblies, bake cakes, dress up as superheroes and design posters to show their appreciation for the unsung heroes in their schools. The survey...Read more
Commenting on the figures due to be released next week by Ofsted in its annual report, showing that one in three free schools need to improve, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: “There is now undisputed mounting evidence that the free school experiment has been a failure. The fact that 30% need to improve compared with 19% among all schools in the state sector says it all. The Government should be bold enough to say that no more free schools will be approved and that those already opened will be brought within local authority oversight. Free...Read more