A TEACHER sacked in a “racy” book storm could go back to the classroom.
Leonora Rustamova was last night celebrating news she has been cleared of any misdemeanours by the General Teaching Council (GTC).
And it ended a three-year nightmare for the former high school teacher, who had been sacked from the job she loved.
Now she is hoping the GTC ruling will help her win an industrial tribunal.
Mrs Rustamova, who was known as Miss Rusty, learned at the weekend that the disciplinary body are taking no action over her summary dismissal from Calder High School.
She was sacked by the head and governors from the Calderdale school after coming up with a book called Stop! Don’t Read This, which she said she had written to encourage literacy among Year 11 pupils.
The furore broke out when the book – which made sexual references and a comparison between two teenagers and “gorgeous Mr Gay UK finalists” – was published online and attracted nationwide attention.
Last night, however, the mother of one from Salendine Nook was delighted and relieved.
“It has been an awful time.
“I got the letter from the General Teaching Council on Saturday and it took 15 minutes to summon up the courage to open up the envelope.
“The council said it had re-examined all the facts in the case and decided there was no case to answer, so they are taking it no further.
“It had been referred to them as a matter of course when I was sacked, supposedly for a serious disciplinary breach.