Indian-origin teacher banned from England schools for hiding fraud case

Updated: Jun 5 2023 2:37PM

By Aditi Khanna

London, Jun 5 (PTI) A 37-year-old Indian-origin schoolteacher from the northwest of England has been prohibited from teaching for a minimum two-year period after a professional conduct panel found that she failed to disclose a fraud conviction to her employer.

Dipti Patel was a teacher at Manchester Academy and was accused of "unacceptable professional conduct and/or conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute" for failing to disclose a September 2020 conviction at St Albans Crown Court.

The Professional Conduct Panel hearing, held last month, noted that Patel was convicted of the offence of "dishonestly make false representation to make gain for self/another or cause loss to other/expose other to risk".