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ArtsEd In Legal Battle With Ex-Teacher Who Said Andrew Lloyd Webber-Backed Drama School Had “Culture Of Fear”

ArtsEd taken to employment tribunal by a teacher who claims he was fired after criticizing "culture of fear" at the Andrew Lloyd Webber-backed school.

The Bond Legal review examined claims from Bulmer that the drama school had a “culture of fear” and that teachers would come to him in tears or distress after encounters with Spencer and her deputy Yewande Akindele. Deadline understands that Bond Legal ultimately found no evidence of a toxic or unsafe culture at ArtsEd, but it was revealed during last week’s hearing that it reached this conclusion without interviewing former staff and students. Deadline has published a series of stories about the drama school, including audio evidence of Spencer branding students “snakes” and appearing to threaten them with legal action after being accused of favoritism.

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