Teachers in Fife schools who have had relationships with pupils in their care may still be working in schools a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The response refused to say if any of those who have faced disciplinary action have lost their jobs in case they could be identified.

The Courrier report:

A freedom of information investigation has revealed five Fife Council teachers have faced disciplinary action over inappropriate relationships with their pupils since 2002. The local authority refused to confirm if any of those charged lost their job as a result of their actions.

Dundee City Council refused to provide figures on the grounds there were fewer than five incidents.

Fife Council head of education Bryan Kirkcaldy said: “Fife Council investigates any allegations of inappropriate relationships in schools and operates within the GTCS code of professionalism and conduct for teachers. Incidents of such a kind are rare.”

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.