A FORMER headteacher of
St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School, in Bolton, Gary Robertshaw,
who had admitted doctoring pupils' SATs exam papers, was formally
reprimanded by the Teaching Agency last week.
Mr Robertshaw, aged 37,
did not attend the hearing, in Coventry, which decided that he had
been guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. He resigned last
year after an investigation into the incident began. No other
members of staff were involved in the deception, the panel was
told. Mr Robertshaw now faces disciplinary action, which could
include a lifetime ban on teaching.
After taking over in 2008, Mr Robertshaw led the school out of
special measures, while undergoing cancer treatment. His efforts
were rewarded with a free trip to New York, after pupils
recommended him to Noel Edmond's Christmas Presents TV
show, it is understood.