In December 2008 the General Teaching Council for Scotland ruled that Susan Bernard cannot work as a teacher anymore in the United Kingdom. The reason for this is that she is incompetent as a teacher, according to the GTCS. She was accused of treating pupils in a wrong way, being a bad colleague and bringing the children in danger. Susan reacts to this by saying that she was bullied by her fellow teachers, because she is a middle aged woman and not Scottish. According to Susan this was the cause of what went wrong in the classroom. She also denies bringing the children in danger, damaging their education and other allegations in that order that were made against her.
After reading this article I started to sympathize with Susan Bernard. I believe that she was bullied and that some of the allegations against her were untrue or exaggerated. At every school and in every group of people there is an underdog and sometimes that gets out of hand. Maybe in Susan`s case she had a part in it as well, because she has had this problem at different schools. The reason for this could be that she is just not cut out to be a teacher. I hope that she finds another job soon and that she can move on with her life.