Teachers win 30million compensation in a year as unions secure record payouts

Teacher handed 400,000 in compensation after pupil knocked his arm into a filing cabinetCompensation for teachers broke through the 30million barrier last yearSuccessful claims rose by up to a quarter compared to 2011The payouts have left councils and schools with soaring legal bills .

Disabled mother told she can"t attend her own disability tribunal because her WHEELCHAIR is a "health and safety risk"

Mother is banned from her own disability tribunal… because of her wheelchair Sylvia Middleton was told she could not attend the fourth-floor courtroom Only people able to escape down stairs in case of fire were allowed in'It's absolutely ridiculous,' said the 65-year-old By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:57 GMT, 8 February 2013 A disabled woman was barred from a tribunal to decide whether she was entitled to benefits – because she was in a wheelchair