We understand that some (a minority) of the teachers at this school regularly hit the students, especially those in the younger primary age groups. In particular one female teacher, Ms Phasuk (นางผาสุข ถาวร) a P.E teacher at the school.
We are told that the majority of teachers do not hit the children, and indeed that they hate the teachers who do this. However they refuse to do anything to stop it and, in our opinion, this makes them equally guilty by association.
We are also told that the beatings only occur in the Thai Programme and not in the English Programme of the school. However the two programmes are part of the SAME school and therefore, in our opinion, equally guilty for refusing to protect ALL the children in the school.
The school organises regular student exchange schemes to the USA and we are currently finding out who the agencies are in the USA and will be notifying them accordingly.
PE teacher Ms Phasuk works at Kanlayanee school in Nakhon SiThammarat, Thailand. She has been reported by several students, plus some former students, at the school plus two sets of parents for allegedly hitting primary school children with a stick.
She originally denied this but eventually admitted it, apologised, and said she will stop with immediate effect.
The most alarming thing is that even AFTER she admitted it, other teachers at the school continued to claim she does not do this. It is very worrying that teachers will attempt to defend a child abuser. Their loyalties should be to the welfare of the children, they should never be loyal to an abusive teacher regardless of whether that teacher is their friend.
Update 20th July 2011
We were contacted by a female student from the English programme yesterday, 19th July 2011. She informed us that Phasuk is still hitting children despite her promises to stop. She did not say whether this was in the Thai Programme or the English programme but that is irrelevant. This teacher is an habitual abuser and all the children in the school are in clear danger as long as she is teaching.