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Girl tied to a chair?

Girl tied to a chair?

A teaching assistant who tied a six-year-old girl to a chair at a Newport special needs school will be allowed to return to the classroom.

Annette Henderson was a learning support worker at Maes Ebbw School when the incident happened in January 2016.

The Education Workforce Council hearing in Cardiff found allegations of unacceptable professional conduct against her proven.

She was issued with a reprimand but has not been struck off from teaching.

The disciplinary panel heard the girl - who was known as "Pupil A" and has learning difficulties - was tied to the chair with the sleeves of a hooded top in a double knot after allegedly hitting another pupil.

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