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Claims head ‘phoned God’ to punish pupils

Posted by doctore0 on March 16, 2015


Claims that a primary school head made pupils lie on the floor while she “phoned God” are being investigated by Wiltshire Council.

Sheila Jones, head of St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary, Devizes, is said to have pretended to tell God the children had been naughty.

The investigation follows complaints from parents to Ofsted and to governors at the academy school.

Wiltshire Council said it was “looking at the concerns raised”.

It has confirmed that its safeguarding team is investigating a number of complaints raised by parents.

The parents had claimed their children were quiet and distressed after the punishment in the school’s prayer room which is said to have involved pupils being forced to lie face down on the floor while the head told them she was going to phone God on her mobile phone to say they had been naughty.

“The information provided raised concerns about the safety of the children,” said Ofsted in a letter responding to parents.
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