Angela Smith, a teacher at the Federation of Greenways Schools, formerly Thorpe Greenways Infant School, in Southchurch, Southend, told bosses her husband had numerous problems- including suggesting that medical staff were considering switching off his life support machine.They were, as you'd expect, sympathetic:
Compassionate managers reduced her working hours from 8.30am to 4.30pm to 9.30am to 2.30pm, with an agreement that she could leave school during the day if needed.But not, unfortunately, very suspicious.
In March 2015, Mrs Smith said her husband had returned to work, but he had been suspended after getting into a fight with another member of staff.That's a great recovery, I have to say!
Due to the nature of these statements and the potential outcome, the school informed the school her husband worked at.They only checked this out because of the allegation, mind....
Contact was then made with the local authority to share the information. It then became apparent that Mrs Smith’s husband was in good health and was working without any problems.Ooops!
She resigned on May 31 and admitted all the allegations. The panel found that although Mrs Smith was “dishonest” and guilty of “unacceptable professional conduct” further punishment was not necessary.*rolls eyes*
It said: “The panel was reassured to hear and see evidence that Mrs Smith has taken active steps to remedy some of the health issues that she was facing.
“These are continuing and seem to be improving her condition.”Improving it so she can find other employment?
The report then added Mrs Smith has since returned to a teaching role./facepalm