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Former Wisbech Grammar School teacher escapes teaching ban despite assault on a pupil

A former Wisbech Grammar School teacher has escaped being banned from teaching following a disciplinary hearing into an incident at the school where he assaulted a pupil.

A disciplinary tribunal by the Teachers Regulation Agency into Mark Jarvis' behaviour concluded a prohibition order would be a "proportionate and appropriate response".

But after hearing mitigation including character references given at a criminal trial arising out of the incident on June 20 2018, and accepting what Mr Jarvis had done was at the "less serious end of the spectrum" decided against a ban from teaching.

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