Brian Pead’s management of Lambeth PRU vindicated

Report on broadcast by Radio 5 Live from Newhaven Pupil Referral Unit, Borough of Greenwich   and Comparisons with the Open Learning Centre for Vocational Studies Pupil Referral Unit, Borough of Lambeth Prepared for: Sir Henry Bellingham, MP Date: 18 January 2018 background On 17 January 2018, Radio 5 Live (Afternoon Edition) broadcast their programme from the Newhaven Pupil Referral Unit. The programme included an overview of the running of the Unit and focused particularly on the ethos of the school and management of the pupils. Contributors to the programme included the Head teacher, Martyn Patterson, the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, Kiran Gill from the Institute for Public Policy Research, and the local in-school police officer. From 1st August 2005 – 31 July 2007, Brian Pead was the Head teacher of the Open Learning Centre for Vocational Studies Pupil Referral Unit, Borough of Lambeth until his unlawful dismissal. Below are comments from those taking part in the programme.   comments made by head teacher, martyn patterson Ethos “Our ethos is that we employ a holistic approach to our work and … Continue reading

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Brian Pead abused by Teachers’ Pension Agency

In order to try to control Brian Pead, the UK Government has refused to ensure that he is paid his pension after some 25 years in the profession. Here’s an Open Letter to the Minister for the Department for Work and Pensions sent yesterday (24 January 2018). Dear Ms McVey, AN OPEN LETTER I have copied you in to the email I have sent to my MP, Sir Henry Bellingham, (a Parliamentary colleague of yours) and to the Children’s Commissioner (amongst others) in which I refer to the fact that my Teacher’s Pension is not being paid to me. I draw this to your specific attention because I note that you studied as a lawyer and you’ll know it is unlawful to withhold someone’s pension (particularly someone who blew the whistle on child abuse at Lambeth https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/council-proposes-paying-out-100m-to-victims-of-abuse-at-shirley-oaks-childrens-home-a3714106.html ). The TPA claim that I owe THEM the sum of some £25,000 (I don’t) and each time I seek Proof of Debt, they never respond. Of course no such debt exists. I have spoken about this with my own MP but he is … Continue reading

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