1News – Gloriavale teacher’s practising certificate suspended for 3 months
By Ryan Boswell – 1News – 26/05/2022
A teacher at Gloriavale Christian School has had his practising certificate suspended for three months after endorsing a colleague he knew had sexually abused a child.
Faithful Pilgrim was the principal of the school between 1995 and 2020. He has been a teacher for over 45 years.
The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal said the 66-year-old had an unblemished record, as a teacher, before he was charged with serious misconduct last year.
It found that while he was principal on two occasions in 2012 and 2016, Faithful Pilgrim endorsed Just Standfast as being of “good character and fit to be a teacher” on his application to renew his practising certificate.