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From The Daily Mail:
Headmistress 'shook two pupils violently for not
doing their homework'
A primary school headteacher terrified two young pupils by
shaking them violently after learning they had not done their
homework, a disciplinary committee heard today.
Kanta Riley, the former head of Beaconsfield Primary in Southall,
London, is also alleged to have humiliated other children by
ordering them to take off their trainers because they were not
allowed under school rules.
Riley, who is not attending the General Teaching Council hearing
in Birmingham, denies a total of eleven allegations of unacceptable professional conduct.
The allegations, relating to at least eight pupils, include claims that she threatened to put soap in children's mouths and referred to two youngsters as 'thieves and liars' during a school assembly.
Giving evidence at the hearing, teacher Monica Anand, who taught at Beaconsfield for six weeks in 2005, described the alleged shaking of pupils G and F as violent and unacceptable.
Mrs Anand told the GTC panel that she had seen three children holding their shoes when she attended Beaconsfield in June 2005 for an induction day.
'The boys were very embarrassed and ashamed,' Mrs Anand told the hearing. 'I considered it was very humiliating for the children as they had only just met me.'
On another occasion in the autumn of 2005, Mrs Riley allegedly shook two boys - referred to as Pupils F and G - after they failed to produce their homework.
Recalling the alleged incident, Mrs Anand added: 'After Mrs Riley's exit, I was left in disgust and shock - F and G were subjected to violent shakes by their arms.
'I was concerned about the situation at Beaconsfield School and although I had only been in post for a matter of weeks, I decided to leave.'
Under cross-examination from Mrs Riley's counsel, Jack Smythe, Mrs Anand claimed the boys who were allegedly shaken were left 'scared, upset and terrified'.
Pupil G had been in shock, she said, although he was not crying.
Asked for her views of pupils being told to remove footwear as a punishment, Mrs Anand added: 'I see it as a harsh form of punishment - I don't think it's a nice thing to do to any child.'
During her evidence, Mrs Anand also rejected Mr Smythe's suggestion that Mrs Riley was a 'tough customer' who had rubbed her up the wrong way.
'She was strict, but she was also, I believe, very unprofessional in a lot of the things she did,' Mrs Anand stated.
'Shaking the children was just unacceptable.'