Headteacher Jane Porter has been banned from teaching after bullying staff
Controversial head Jane Porter has been prohibited from teaching following a two-week disciplinary hearing for bullying staff.
During her tenure in Gravesend, Ms Porter also tried to ban Kent primary school pupils from talking about Christmas.
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The professional conduct panel concluded the former Whitehill Primary School and King's Farm Primary School head had subjected staff to sustained bullying, failed to safeguard pupils' well-being, and failed to show tolerance and well-being of others.
In a report published on Friday by a panel of the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), decision maker Jayne Millions said the former head of Whitehill Primary and King's Farm schools had shown "no remorse" and "demonstrated a lack of compassion."
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She said: "Ms Porter failed to ensure adequate health and safety and safeguarding procedures and practices were in place, and failed to provide adequate support for SEN pupils.
I agree with the panel that her persistent actions amounted to bullying
"I agree with the panel that her persistent actions amounted to bullying.
"Ms Porter failed to manage the School in an appropriate manner and her actions would clearly have had a detrimental impact upon the school and the wider community.
"I have taken into account the mitigating factors considered by the panel.
The former head of Whitehill Prima tried to ban primary school children from talking about Christmas
"I note that the panel found that the majority of Ms Porter's actions were deliberate.
"There was no evidence to suggest that she was acting under duress, and the panel found Ms Porter's actions to be calculated and motivated."
The panel last Friday ruled that Ms Porter is now prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children's home in England.
Ms Millions added: "Ms Porter did not recognise the effect of her action upon the pupils, staff and parents.
"The panel considered that throughout these proceedings, Ms Porter showed no remorse for her actions and demonstrated a lack of compassion.
"Having engaged in sustained and serious bullying, whilst failing to manage the running of the school, the results of which included breaches in health and safety and safeguarding, the panel felt the findings indicated a situation in which a review period would not be appropriate."
Jayne Millions said Ms Porter had shown "no remor
The panel ruled that she is also not entitled to apply to have the ban lifted due to the seriousness of the allegations proved against her.
Ms Porter's leadership of Whitehill, where she worked for 18 years, was described as "toxic" by the Gravesham branch of the National Union of Teachers upon her departure.
Exam chiefs launched an investigation into the school in the summer of 2014, with a number of tests scrapped due to "maladministration".
Ms Porter hit headlines in 2013 when she banned pupils from mentioning Christmas before December and threatening them with the loss of their "golden time" should they disobey.
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