A disgraced primary school teacher has been banned from the classroom for life, for ‘hurling pen lids’ at pupils.
Andy Jummum, 39, hurled the tops of whiteboard markers ‘at speed’ at the children who were in Year 5 and aged between nine and ten-years old at the time of the offences which took place between January and March 2017, at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
He also pulled a chair from beneath a pupil, who was swinging on its front legs, causing him to fall to the floor.
Jummum can no longer teach in any school, sixth form, college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England. St Michael’s Church of England Primary School (pictured above) where Jummun assaulted the pupils
Jummum was hauled before a disciplinary hearing for his actions where it was heard he showed ‘no remorse’ for his behaviour.
The teacher was handed a lifetime ban after being found to be responsible for ‘repeated violent behaviour towards pupils’.
The Teaching Regulation Agency misconduct panel heard Jummun had been working as a supply teacher at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School when he assaulted the pupils.
The findings read: ‘The incidents included throwing pen lids at pupils from a distance of 20cm, at speed, hitting at least one pupil in the face and pulling a chair from underneath a pupil, causing him to fall to the floor.
The panel found both of his actions ‘could have caused injury to the pupils involved.’
At the hearing, it was noted that Jummun had a ‘previously good record’.
But it added: ‘He denied the allegations at court and has offered no insight into or remorse for his behaviour.’
The ban was imposed by Alan Meyrick, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.
It means he cannot teach in any school, sixth form, college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England.
Mr Meyrick said: ‘Furthermore, in view of the seriousness of the allegation found proved against him, I have decided that Mr Andy Jummun shall not be entitled to apply for restoration of his eligibility to teach.’
Jummum was convicted by magistrates in November last year of four counts of assault by beating.
He was ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid community work and to pay £235 in victim compensation and prosecution costs of £930.
A spokeswoman from St Michael’s Primary School said the school ‘took immediate action as soon as the allegations came to light and he no longer worked here after that’.
Jummum, has the right to appeal the ban within 28 days at the High Court.