Dagenham teachers banned from classroom after cheating in exam

A FORMER teacher at a Dagenham school conspired with a trainee colleague to take an important teaching qualification exam on his behalf.

Now both men have been banned from the classroom by their professional body, the General Teaching Council.

The GTC’s Professional Conduct Committee found both Ahmed Maayuf and Michael Taylor “guilty of unacceptable professional conduct”, and banned them both from teaching for at least ten years. Both men admitted their part in the attempted deception and resigned from their respective positions at the school.

It said that, whilst employed as a temporary graduate teacher at Eastbrook Comprehensive School, Dagenham Road, Taylor arranged for Maayuf, second in charge of the Maths department, to sit the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) numeracy skills test on his behalf on 23 October 2009.

Taylor even forged a driving licence to enable Mr Maayuf to sit the test.