TEACHER AT ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE IPSWICH: CAROLAN, THE INQUEST RESULT

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/francis-carolan-ipswich-re-teacher-inquest-9169238

A former RE teacher at a top Suffolk private school took his own life, an inquest into his death has ruled.

Francis Carolan was found dead at his apartment in Colonnade Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex, on Tuesday, March 29.

The 58-year-old, who previously worked at St Joseph’s College, in Ipswich, as a teacher and as an assistant housemaster had denied sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the early 1990s. 

He was found dead shortly before his trial was due to start at Ipswich Crown Court. 

He was on court bail at the time of his death after pleading not guilty to four offences of indecent assault on a boy aged between 14 and 15. 

The full article is in the link above.

1 thought on “TEACHER AT ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE IPSWICH: CAROLAN, THE INQUEST RESULT

  1. The inquest’s family statement reported gives a sympathy-inducing impression of a high status educationalist with fine tastes who nurtured his students. Frank G. Carolan had an uncontrolled temper, was manipulative, had scant regard for the psychological wellbeing of selected students and colleagues, and was a risk-taking chancer. A raconteur of tall tales to misdirect, and to cover his progression from school to school including reputable independent schools in Thailand, Kenya and China. Teachers reported concerns but once he was appointed Headteacher in China he had, in effect, unquestioned power to dismiss and discredit concerned colleagues.
    His family will be grieving holding contrasting comforting memories. However, he caused those vulnerable significant distress. He misused his professional position of trust.

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