Commenting on the decision handed down today by the Professional Conduct Panel of the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to discontinue the case against Razwan Faraz, Ms Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the teachers’ union said:
"Razwan and the NASUWT are delighted by the Panel’s decision.
“It has taken two years to reach this point, during which time Razwan and his family have been under enormous pressure. Razwan has been without his teacher’s salary and unable to pursue his chosen career.
“Today’s decision raises serious questions about the conduct of the NCTL.
“A deliberate decision was taken by NCTL at the outset of proceedings not to disclose highly relevant information, demonstrating a failure to appreciate their duty to Razwan, and the other teachers involved, to act fairly and to ensure full disclosure of information at an early stage of the proceedings.
“The NASUWT will be reviewing the judgment in detail and considering what, if any, further action may be required.
“At this stage we will be making no further comment.”