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Reprimand with Consent Order - Ian Bermingham

Registrant: Ian Bermingham
Registration number: 154309
Registration Category: Primary
Date: 21 August 2017

Background

A Fitness to Teach Panel Convener has directed that a Reprimand with Consent Order be issued for the following reasons:

  • The complaint made does not constitute an abuse of a position of trust;
  • No physical harm has been caused to a child or pupil;
  • The matters at issue have been admitted;
  • The Registrant has demonstrated that he has reflected on the matter, shown genuine remorse and taken steps to address the matters at issue;
  • There is no need to restrict or control the Registrant’s ability to practice the teaching profession in view of the complaint;
  • There is evidence attesting to the Registrant’s good character and history; and
  • A reprimand appropriately indicates to the profession and the public the seriousness of the complaint, therefore maintaining public confidence in teachers and the teaching profession.

Declaration

By signing below, I declare that:

  1. I admit the below allegation in full:
    1. On 2 September 2016 at Glasgow Sheriff Court, you were convicted of the following offences on summary complaint:

      On sometime in February 2016, the exact date to the prosecutor at the present time unknown at [address redacted], Glasgow, you did behave in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm in that you did attempt to seize a mobile telephone from the hand of Person A, your former partner, behave in an aggressive manner and cause her to back into a corner and thereafter stand over her and repeatedly shout and swear CONTRARY to Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

      On 18 March 2016 at [address redacted], Glasgow you did behave in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that you did shout and swear, stand over Person A, your former partner, while brandishing a photo frame, utter threats, repeatedly block her exit when she attempted to leave the room and behave in an aggressive manner CONTRARY to Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

      On 18 March 2016, at [address redacted], Glasgow you did assault Person A, your former partner and did push her onto a bed

      And in respect of the above offences, you were on 1 November 2016, sentenced in cumulo to a Community Payback Order with a supervision period of 6 months

    2. I freely and willingly consent to a Reprimand being imposed upon me in view of my admission of the allegation set out above. I understand that this Reprimand will be recorded against my entry in GTCS’ Register of teachers for an aggregated period of 2 years from the date of signing.
    3. I waive my right to further adjudication proceedings.
    4. I understand that the content of this Order will be made available to the public.