Parents: We’ll take legal action against school over ‘Bullygate’

By Lauren Oldershaw
Colchester Gazette
THE former chairman of the Parent Teacher Association at Great Tey Primary School resigned just weeks after dinner lady Carol Hill was suspended for blowing the whistle on bullies.

Sarah Harris was one of a number of members of the association who stepped down, citing a lack of support from headteacher Debbie Crabb and some of her staff on a string of issues.
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UK: Parents of bullied schoolgirl to sue school

By Nick Britten and Aislinn Laing
Claire and Scott David claim Carol Hill, 60, was made a scapegoat for telling them what happened to their daughter Chloe, seven.

She is alleged to have had her hands and feet bound with skipping rope before being whipped by four boys at her school in June.
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Donor offers to help sacked dinner lady Carol Hill

By Anna Adams
BBC News
An anonymous donor has offered to pay legal costs for a dinner lady who was sacked for telling parents their daughter had been bullied. Hill has lodged an appeal against dismissal

Carol Hill, who worked at Great Tey Primary School in Essex, was said to have broken rules on confidentiality.
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UK: ‘Bully’ in dinner lady case is school governor’s son

By Joanna Sugden and Mary Bowers
Times Online
Sacked dinner lady Carol Hill, right, with Scott and Claire David and their daughter Chloe
A governor at the school where a dinner lady was sacked for telling parents about alleged bullies is the mother of one of the four boys involved, The Times has learnt.

Angry parents are demanding the resignation of the headmistress and governors of Great Tey Primary School, Essex. Some are threatening to remove their children if Carol Hill, 60, is not reinstated.
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