Former deputy headteacher banned

Former deputy headteacher banned

Despina Pavlou

Despina Pavlou

First published in Education

A FORMER deputy headteacher of John Mason School in Abingdon has been found guilty of ‘unacceptable professional conduct’ by the General Teaching Council.

Despina Pavlou used school money to buy champagne, wine, a wooden shed and a business class flight to Australia, when she was a headteacher of Lord Grey School in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, the GTC ruled.

The GTC panel also judged she had spoken and behaved inappropriately to pupils and staff, after hearing evidence that she “bullied and harassed” people at the school.

Ms Pavlou has now been banned from taking up future headteacher or deputy head teacher positions.

She worked at the Abingdon comprehensive before she took up her post in Bletchley in September 2000.

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9:44am Mon 23 Aug 10

George III says...

Amazing she does exactly what all our MP's did and are still doing i.e using money that isn't theirs, she looses her job, they get a new and improved expenses scheme.
Amazing she does exactly what all our MP's did and are still doing i.e using money that isn't theirs, she looses her job, they get a new and improved expenses scheme. George III
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4:00pm Mon 23 Aug 10

Berty says...

Thing is, George, she had no way of justifying it whereas the MPs can con us into thinking it's necesary to do the job.

She should have to pay back all the money. Narrow escape for JMS!
Thing is, George, she had no way of justifying it whereas the MPs can con us into thinking it's necesary to do the job. She should have to pay back all the money. Narrow escape for JMS! Berty
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9:15am Tue 24 Aug 10

kenbo says...

If this was business she would face court and possibly prison. I'm troubled she hasn't been struck off from teaching. As for JMS having a narrow escape maybe the school finances did, how about the damage she did to students during her time?
If this was business she would face court and possibly prison. I'm troubled she hasn't been struck off from teaching. As for JMS having a narrow escape maybe the school finances did, how about the damage she did to students during her time? kenbo
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9:26pm Tue 24 Aug 10

Amanda1979 says...

Shame about the money she has used and glad she isn't in a head teacher position now or in the future. But how about banning her from teaching for bullying. Who wants there kids being taught by a bully? I have experienced her teaching first hand at JMS and wouldn't have her teach my kids.
Shame about the money she has used and glad she isn't in a head teacher position now or in the future. But how about banning her from teaching for bullying. Who wants there kids being taught by a bully? I have experienced her teaching first hand at JMS and wouldn't have her teach my kids. Amanda1979
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1:15am Wed 25 Aug 10

Berty says...

I was fortunate not to experience her teaching. It just goes to show the damage teachers can do and I am thankful that my boys missed her tenure.
I was fortunate not to experience her teaching. It just goes to show the damage teachers can do and I am thankful that my boys missed her tenure. Berty
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