Teacher defends blog likening female pupils to ‘trans-human Kardashian clones’
A teacher has defended his anonymous blog where he likened schoolgirls at prom to "Eastern European prostitutes and trans-human Kardashian clones".
Alexander Price, 43, insisted describing headteacher Dr Paul Evans as the toady Lord of the Rings character Grima Wormtongue in his posts was "accurate".
The design and technology teacher was suspended from Denbigh High School in north Wales after a colleague discovered his 24 online diary entries, a misconduct hearing was told.
He admits writing the blogs between January 2016 to March 2018 but denies they amount to unacceptable professional misconduct, the Mail Online reports.
Today Mr Price declared himself a victim of "cancel culture by the liberal elite" and that he had "no intention" of going back to teaching whatever the outcome of the hearing.
He said: "Teaching in Wales is in crisis, teaching at Denbigh High School was non-existent in any meaningful sense of the word, fact borne out of its inability to meet even the basic standards of competence.
"The school is run in a shameful way which negatively impacts on the lives of children and their families in one of the poorest wards of the UK.
"Paul Evans treated Denbigh High School like his own personal fiefdom, running roughshod over procedure and bullying those who did not comply with his methods.
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"He blamed me directly for failings in his own management and to seek to intimidate me to complying with his unreasonable demands."
He added: "Hundreds of pages of papers and hours and hours of time have been invested to investigate a blog which yielded zero complaints and simply told the anonymous truth.
"The articles are colourful and meant to be entertaining. While it was active I would regularly receive responses asking if I worked at their school – indicating the issues experienced were mirrored and lending strength to the efforts to anonymise the blog."
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Dr Evans told the hearing that Mr Price had referred to cleaners as "uneducated" in his posts and that he found being called Grima Wormtongue "incredibly derogatory".
The hearing was told the 540-pupil school had been in special measures at the time of Design and Technology teacher Mr Price writing the blog.
Colin Adkins, Mr Price's NASUWT union representative said the comments were fair and his own "reasonable professional opinion"and that neither the school, nor any parent or pupil was identified.
The hearing in Cardiff continues.
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