Teacher, 52, who suffered permanent nerve damage in his neck when he was ... trends now
A teacher has won a large compensation payout after he suffered life-changing neck injuries from an attack by a pupil at a £24,000-a-year school.
Craig Hearne, 52, suffered permanent nerve damage when he was attacked by a violent pupil.
His neck was severely injured after the 13-year-old student swung a catering lid at him after 'assaulting' two other staff members on the same day at the £8,000-a-term school.
The father-of-three was left with permanent nerve damage to his face as well as ongoing psychological injuries following the attack.
Mr Hearne, of Hengoed, near Caerphilly, South Wales, was working at the Queenswood School in Ledbury, Herefordshire.
Craig Hearne, 52, suffered permanent nerve damage after being attacked by a pupil with a catering lid
He said: said: 'I'm angry that my concerns about this pupil were not adequately addressed by the school. Behavioural policies that exist are not being consistently adhered to.
'The safety of staff members appears to be secondary to the money they can make from school fees. That can't be right.
'On the day of my attack, the pupil had assaulted two other staff members, yet he was still able to go on to attack me.
'He had a long history of violence towards staff and pupils, but there haven't been appropriate measures implemented to address his behavioural needs.'
Mr Hearne was taken to Ledbury A&E before he was referred to the University