Most sex abuse claims against teachers made up by pupils teaching union

He said the union, which represents 450,000 teachers and lecturers across the UK, “constantly battled” with schools over teachers being suspended before any preliminary “common sense” checks had been carried out into the allegations. Kevin Courtney, joint secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) claimed “street smart” pupils who misbehaved in class often made spurious complaints to “get an effect”. Teachers accused of sexual abuse should not be automatically suspended because most children “make it up”, the head of Britain’s biggest teaching union has warned. Speaking exclusively to the Telegraph, Mr Courtney said: “I represent teachers where allegations are made against them by children…