'Intimidating' teacher who pushed and grabbed pupils struck off

Lorna Westcott admitted to several incidents at the Glasgow primary between August 2018 and March 2019.

Teacher who admitted to pushing and grabbing pupils at Toryglen Primary School in Glasgow struck off Google Maps

A teacher in Glasgow has been struck off the register after she grabbed and pushed pupils at a primary school.

Lorna Westcott was employed at Toryglen Primary School when she grabbed a pupil, known as Pupil J, and forcibly walked him into the building, using her body to move his legs.

The report added that she “aggressively” pulled Pupil J and another child’s, known as Pupil B, hands apart

On the same day, around March 5, 2019, she grabbed Pupil J and pushed him into a padded room causing him to fall backwards, leaving him “visibly shaken and crying”.

Westcott then grabbed Pupil B from the floor by the arms and pushed her towards the sink area.

She shouted at the girl to turn off the tap and then forced her hand to turn it off, leaving her in tears.

Westcott also admitted that in September 2018 she left pupils visibly shaken and in tears after shouting at them and threatening to personally go to their homes and physically bring them to school if they did not attend.

She then acted in an “intimidating manner” towards two colleagues when she pointed a finger in the face of one staff member and shouted: “This conversation does not go any further.”

A month before the incident, Westcott shouted at a youngster leaving them upset as she shouted: “Can you not answer a simple question?”

The teacher admitted the allegations when employed by Glasgow City Council to the General Teaching Council of Scotland and agreed to be struck off from the teaching register.

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