Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Ms Kay Johnston

Outcome of a January 2016 hearing. Panel decision and reasons on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.


Prohibition order: Ms Kay Johnston

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The Secretary of State does not make these decisions herself. They are made by a senior official on the recommendation of an independent panel.

Teacher reference number: 7662117
Teacher’s date of birth: 17 June 1956
Location teacher worked: London
Date of professional conduct panel: 18 to 20 January 2016
Outcome type: Prohibition order

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel was convened to consider the case of Ms Kay Johnston, formerly employed in London.

The proceedings were held at Ramada Hotel and Suites, Butts, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 3GG at 9.30am on 18 to 20 January 2016.

Please note that, at an appeal to the High Court on 13 July 2016, the Court overturned the panel’s decision in relation to allegation 2.d). However, the Court upheld the Secretary of State’s decision to prohibit Mrs Johnston from teaching indefinitely, with the opportunity to apply for the prohibition order to be set aside 4 years from the date of the order at the earliest.

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Published 1 February 2016
Last updated 20 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Following a high court appeal, the court overturned the panel's decision on allegation 2.d). This has not affected the prohibition order in placed on Ms Johnston.
  2. First published.