The Courier-Mail

Abusive Geelong teacher paid out in full


A GEELONG Grammar teacher who resigned under the cloud of an abuse allegation was paid out for a further year for “exceptiona­l service” despite previous concerns about his inappropri­ate relationsh­ips with students.

Jonathon Fitzroy Clive Harvey resigned in 2004 but was paid out the final year of his contract in full, according to a confidenti­al note revealed to the Royal Commission into In- stitutiona­l Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Geelong Grammar case study yesterday.

Harvey (pictured) was convicted and jailed in 2006 for the abuse of student BLF from 1976 to 1978.

The Commission heard Harvey wasn’t allowed to have students stay in his room after BKM alleged Harvey “tried to rape him” while staying there but in the late 80s this prohibitio­n was revoked as long as the students’ parents were aware. Harvey denies BKM’s claim.

In a performanc­e review of Harvey sometime between 1986 and 1991 Master Alby Twigg wrote Harvey should “somehow be encouraged to find another job”.

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