An `alternative' private school is facing a £100,000 compensation bill after
ignoring a whistle-blowing teacher's complaint that her daughter had been
Jo Sawfoot, 42, worked at the fashionable Steiner school – where exams are
considered harmful and pupils learn through gardening and playing with wooden
Her six-year-old daughter was also a pupil at the school.
Miss Sawfoot, a Cambridge graduate and the school's designated child protection
officer, claimed that bosses failed to investigate when she reported that her
child had been assaulted by another teacher, Anna Letts.
Instead, she told an employment tribunal, the school misled social services by
falsely claiming the girl had to be restrained after biting a staff member.