NZ Teaching Council investigating Gloriavale principal over concerns he failed to ensure safety of children

NZ Teaching Council investigating Gloriavale principal over concerns he failed to ensure safety of children

By Steven Walton and Jonny Edwards – 21/12/2020

The New Zealand Teaching Council is investigating Gloriavale’s former school principal Faithful Pilgrim after receiving allegations he failed to keep pupils safe.

Pilgrim has stood down from his position over claims he had failed to act over a teacher abusing a child, according to the Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust.

In a statement released on Monday the trust said Pilgrim had recently stepped down from the role on advice from his lawyer.

There were concerns by former members regarding Pilgrim’s alleged knowledge and cover-up of abuse of children by staff and other children and alleged harassment of members in his role as a “shepherd” at Gloriavale, the trust said.

Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123782987/nz-teaching-council-investigating-gloriavale-principal-over-concerns-he-failed-to-ensure-safety-of-children?cid=app-iPhone&fbclid=IwAR0DJ9QweqQDuyMwokHWd7824QPULzEyTE-xlAtwybPuB7eDFcrc0h-sq8I