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Stunned parents watch teacher use F-bomb in video posted on school web page – Birmingham Live

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Stunned parents watched a teacher swear in a lockdown video posted on their school’s web page.

The footage showed staff from Arden Primary School in Sparkhill laughing and joking, with a woman looking into the camera and saying: “You f*****s get on.”

The footage was mistakenly posted on DB Primary, a website used by scores to post lessons and work for children learning at home during lockdown.

The video was quickly shared on social media, with one comment on TikTok saying: “Swearing at parents? Is that the behaviour we expect from teachers? Now we know what they really think of us.”

School headteacher Gurjit Shergill appeared equally furious in a letter sent home to parents.

He said he had launched an internal probe and pledged: “This will not happen again.”

The staff involved were practising how to record online lessons, the school said.

The footage shared on social media showed a woman in conversation with colleagues before she swore.

Arden Primary School.

Another woman can be heard laughing and saying: “I’ll say that and there’ll be an email tomorrow morning saying (inaudible)they are threatening the families and now we’re swearing at them and abusing them….”

Mr Shergill said: “The wording in this video is completely unacceptable and not a reflection of our school, staff and our ethos.

“I take this matter very seriously and I am working with our Chair of Governors in carrying out a full internal investigation.

“I can say, at this point, that this will not happen again and I am extremely disappointed that this has happened.

“Staff are working hard to provide remote learning and this week are working on producing pre-recorded lessons for our children.

“While practicing and teaching each other how to do this, a video of some staff was accidentally uploaded for a very short period of time.

“The teachers involved have already apologised to those few parents who had viewed it directly, before it was taken down.

“I am sincerely sorry for any distress this may have caused and be assured that the staff involved are extremely remorseful, embarrassed and upset over what has happened.”

Prime Minster Boris Johnson ordered schools to close and teachers to move towards online home learning as part of a third lockdown as the country grapples with soaring coronavirus rates and deaths.