Teacher who mocked young girls as ‘Kardashian clones’ struck off for misconduct

A teacher who wrote a gossip blog about the school where he worked has been fired after a misconduct hearing ruled the posts to be "inappropriate, offensive, or derogatory.”

Alexander Price, 43, wrote an almost daily anonymous diary about life at Denbigh High School in Denbigh, north Wales, where he worked, insulting parents, pupils and colleagues.

In a post titled "The Problem With Prom" he called the event "a shallow, vacuous affair, about nothing more than who has spent the most on looking nice."

He added that female pupils often look like a cross between "Eastern European prostitutes and trans-human Kardashian clones," at the event, and added that boys would do coke.

Price, who taught design and technology, claimed he wrote the blog The Provoked Pedagogue as a "cathartic" exercise and said he tried to make each post "colourful and entertaining."

However, the disgraced teacher also insulted colleagues, referring to the head of the school as a character from Lord of The Rings.

He also described the teacher as "slithering around the school in a foul mission" in the secret online diary, WalesOnline reported.

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A panel ruled Prince had committed unacceptable professional conduct and said the the teacher’s comments were "critical" and "disrespectful."

Chari Steve Powell added that what was "concerning" is that the focus of several articles was on "families from poor backgrounds."

He said: "It was particularly concerning that a focus on these comments and the article as a whole was on families from poor backgrounds in an unnecessary and unwarranted way.

"They were critical, they were disrespectful, they were likely to cause offence to any pupil or parent who came across the article."

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Mr Price said he wrote the blogs because the school was "dangerous and failing" and claims the panel's agenda was "designed to cover up the failings of a failing school."

In a statement, he said: "I find it ridiculous you say you have considered these comments in their entirety because you blatantly haven't.

"This process is clearly designed to cover up the failings of a failing school."

The former teacher has now been handed a prohibition order banning him from teaching for a two-year period.

Mr Price's union representative, Colin Adkins, of NASUWT, said the ruling was "chilling in that it has inhibited freedom of speech."

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