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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 18:06
Teacher paid £23,000 compensation for slipping in puddle
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A teacher has been awarded more than £20,000 in compensation after slipping in a puddle, as campaigners claim the funds would be “better spent” on teaching children.

The teacher, who has not been identified, claims to have suffered injuries to ligaments in the foot and ankle after slipping over in a corridor.

West Sussex Council, which runs the school, rejected the claim but the case was taken to court, which ruled the teacher was entitled to £23,000 in compensation - funded by the taxpayer.

The council has refused to identify the teacher or the school after the payout was revealed in a Freedom of Information request, the Daily Mail reported.

Chris McGovern, of pressure group Campaign for Real Education, said the money that has been paid out would be better spent on children.
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