Justice for ex-Bluecoat teacher Mr Lamb!
Justice for ex-Bluecoat teacher Mr Lamb!
Mr Lamb was one of many teachers relentlessly bullied by his Line Manager, Nick Barends, and Michael Pennington. Lamb stated that the controversial encrypted “Bluecoat Insider” document that revolved around the bad behaviours of Michael Pennington was undoubtedly true, as he had experienced 4 of the incidents mentioned in there firsthand. ⠀⠀⠀
Here is the document(John Lamb's leaving speech): https://www.docdroid.net/dvcMhGG/john-lambs-leaving-speech-17th-november-1.pdf⠀I urge you all to read this.
Mr Lamb’s mental health deteriorated and Mr Pennington and Mr Barends’ relentless bullying continued nonetheless (see Appendix #1 for the various accounts of mistreatment he received). Mr Lamb tried to prosecute Pennington and take action against the dismay and traumatic stress received by himself and many teachers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pennington offered him £25,000 to not say anything, and he refused. Bear in mind THIS IS WHERE THE SCHOOL’S BUDGET , WHICH MAINLY CONSISTS OF PARENTS' HARD-EARNED MONEY, IS GOING. 2 of the 11 teachers who left to signed the same Non-Disclosure agreement for £25,000 each, totalling up to £50,000 of the school fund misused in NDAs by none other than Mr Pennington.
A woman named Ann Sheldon was paid £300 per sheet to write a 20 page essay clearing Pennington’s name, without interviewing anyone other than him, claiming that Lamb supported the insider and had prosecuted them without reason. (This essay is taken apart by Lamb in Appendix #1).
Lamb and many other good teachers were fired for “gross misconduct”, despite doing nothing to be sacked.
These words are not opinions, they are true facts which the school seniors(including Senior Leadership Team, Mr Pennington and governors, like Martin Hill) are trying to silence the pupils at the school and describe the document's contents as 'false allegations'.
Moreover, Mr Pennington is a very controversial headteacher who has done many things that are to be questioned:
- Removing 4 A-levels including computer science, D.T., P.E., Philosophy which evidently limited the A-level choices for many Blue Coat students. (https://www.change.org/p/senior-leadership-team-mr-pennington-my-roberts-bring-back-removed-a-levels-at-the-blue-coat-school),(https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/12005844/Pupils-rebel-as-top-grammar-drops-four-A-levels.html)https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/student-rebellion-blue-coat-school-10465666
- Getting rid of the school pews, which were part of the school's history and long-standing traditions https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/anger-blue-coat-headteacher-rips-16527365
- And of course, resigning as headteacher once things didn't go his way https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/controversial-headteacher-blue-coat-school-17052817
And, Mr Barends was once the protagonist of a very heated scandal of a relationship with an A-level BlueCoat student: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/assistant-head-liverpools-blue-coat-3394978;
Despite this, the Liverpool Blue Coat School is a school with great traditions and great students who become great people in the future. We believe that if we stand together as a whole, then that power is greater than anything and can lead to great change, especially bringing justice to Mr Lamb and the 11 other teachers who were harassed out of the school. We are taking actions according to our beliefs and thoughts about what is right in this very delicate time. We stand for #Justice4Lamb.
Mr Lamb and the 11 teachers who were bullied out of their jobs are innocent. Mr Pennington, attracted to the lower salaries he can give to NQTs, newly qualified teachers, harrassed and bullied innocent teachers out of their jobs, in the hope that he can hire NQTs to give lower salaries. As well as cutting down on the department fundings(for Geography, among others), it is quite questionable how 'poor' the school is despite the fact that he splurges £25,000 on one NDA each.
Mr Pennington and all seniors involved in the harassment and bullying, you messed up BIG TIME.
Thank you for your time
-The Blue Coat Insider