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I continue to work on cases involving poor teacher recruitment practices in International Schools.

A recurring theme is inadequate pre-recruitment checks. Potential recruits can lie or falsify records about where and for whom they have worked if comprehensive due-diligence checks are not undertaken.

Those teachers ‘found out’ mid-contract can too easily be released back into the global ‘teaching pool’ if allowed to resign without sanction or details of their misconduct being passed to member schools, umbrella associations, and teacher registration boards where appropriate. This effectively condones their behaviour and enables continuing safeguarding risks where they might secure subsequent employment.

School discipline procedures and potential criminal breaches should be considered at these times.

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