Monday, November 06, 2006

Drama and Film Studies

I can't believe that some people think Drama is a Mickey Mouse subject. I wish we'd had more of it when I was at school...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/6122466.stm

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe she was part of the 'drive to improve standards'?

Jamieson said...

Anonymous is right. The standards of sex in today's school are abysmal. When I was a kid, every schoolboy was having sex with a schoolgirl or female teacher, but now it's as rare as a well-placed apostrophe.

Something should be done about it!

Matt H said...

I think she's turning his Drama into a crisis.

Anonymous said...

The reporter misheard her defence.

She actually said "I'm swrewing the driver, but don't tell the Head"

Anonymous said...

And we want to ban mobile phones in schools????????????

Is this on YouTube yet????

Anonymous said...

it has got to be out there somewhere on some teenage boys phone?

he had to have sent it to someone?

im sure it will turn up soon enough.

lilyofthefield said...

She denied it even though it was filmed?
Isn't that more usually the KS4 pupils' response?
Ah school. It's a two-way learning street innit.

James said...

You're all going to hate me for this, but I feel a little bit sorry for the teacher here. What kind of complete arsehole secretly films his sexual conquests and then shows them to all his mates?

lilyofthefield said...

Errr....lots of them?
A bunch of Y11s at my last school filmed themselves performing oral sex on each other IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS MY DEAR! and we'd never have known if one of the um... performers hadn't sent the footage (fnaar fnaar inchage) by mistake to a relative.

ECBlade said...

Hmmm...just ran across this in The Guardian...

Teacher Cleared of Charges

lilyofthefield said...

Well, knock me down with a feather. Was this boy known for threatening behaviour and sexual aggression? And/or didn't Ms Poole read her Union/LEA guidance on why you should never be alone with a pupil in a situation that might lead to his being able to force you to provide oral sex with a screwdriver at your throat?

Anonymous said...

shocked to say the least at the verdict

if he was really forcing her,why didnt she report the incident to the police/school/union??

it only came to light after his mum heard about it and saw the 'footage',why didnt this teacher report her 'attack'?

i think rebecca poole is one very lucky woman.

something really stinks about this.

No Great Shakes said...

There seem to be a lot of unanswered questions in this case. Personally I suspect that she's managed to fool the jury.

Andy said...

She admits lending him £100 to pay off a drugs dealer...
She claims that he forced her to give him oral sex in the Drama Studio...
She made no complaint at the time...
She's not going to press charges against him.

He claims that they'd been having an affair for months.

If this was a 15 year old girl and a 26 year old male teacher, can anyone seriously imagine the jury letting him off?

Anonymous said...

I cant imagine a male teacher getting away with this,but oddly females are often dealt with firmly in things like this as the view is a woman should know better......dont think this one did

Andy said...

Anonymous, females are generally dealt with far less harshly than males in cases like this. There are three examples in Chalk's book.

Can you give any examples to support your claim?

Anonymous said...

Apparently she had been sexually harassed and even punched by his gang in the months leading upto the sexual assault but the school had neglected to deal with the situation properly if at all because of the possible bad press and this led to it all spiralling out of control such that she felt it pointless to report one more assault.
Schools not dealing with bullying because of bad press? In the UK? Never!

Anonymous said...

Apparently she had been sexually harassed and even punched by his gang in the months leading upto the sexual assault but the school had neglected to deal with the situation properly if at all because of the possible bad press and this led to it all spiralling out of control such that she felt it pointless to report one more assault.
Schools not dealing with bullying because of bad press? In the UK? Never!