CLIFTON COLLEGE’S “WALL OF SILENCE” OVER TEACHER’S ABUSE. Inspectors were faced with a “wall of silence” at a private school where a teacher abused pupils, an inquiry heard.
November 27, 2020
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, who admitted abusing boys at Clifton College in Bristol, was jailed in August 2015.
A senior inspector said the school’s “culture of minimisation” had made it more difficult to uncover wrongdoing.
The college formally apologised for “letting down children and their parents” last week.
Richard Johnson told an Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse hearing it became clear that there had been an “artificially high threshold” for pupils to make complaints when an inspection took place in 2013.
Mr Johnson, a deputy chief inspector of the Independent Schools Inspectorate, blamed