AD v General Teaching Council for Scotland

Teaching – Professional competence – Unfitness to teach. Court of Session: Allowing an appeal by a teacher against a decision of the respondents' Fitness To Teach Panel, which found that allegations made against her had been proved, that she was 'unfit to teach' and directed that her name be removed from the register of teachers, the court was satisfied that there was no evidence before the Panel to justify the conclusion that at the time she made unfounded accusations against fellow members of staff the appellant did so maliciously; it was clear that the Panel's assessment of whether the appellant was unfit to teach was affected by its conclusion that in that respect she had acted maliciously and for that reason the Panel's decision on unfitness to teach could not stand.

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