Classroom debut for visa reprieve teacher

WITCHFORD Village College s new food and technology teacher Tamubudzai Choto took her first lesson on Thursday after the Ely Standard panned the Government for trying to block her visa. Miss Choto s job was put in jeopardy when the Department for Educati

WITCHFORD Village College's new food and technology teacher Tamubudzai Choto took her first lesson on Thursday after the Ely Standard panned the Government for trying to block her visa.

Miss Choto's job was put in jeopardy when the Department for Education and Science changed the rules leaving her unable to achieve Qualified Teacher Status in time to secure her work permit. She faced the prospect of returning home to Zimbabwe. But we stepped in and, with the help of South East Cambridgeshire MP, Jim Paice, overturned the Government's decision and got her permit extended by a year.