Dramatic footage of parent ramming car into teacher at school gate

Ceren Senkul, News Reporter

Footage has been released of a parent deliberately driving into a teacher at the school gates when he went to pick up his child.

The teacher at Winston Churchill School was swept off his feet and carried on the car bonnet before being thrown to the ground by the VW which narrowly avoided hitting two schoolchildren.

The driver, Rainer Schoeman, of The Goldings, Woking, Surrey, was jailed for 10 months at Guildford Crown Court on Friday.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and having no MOT.

The 22-year-old had continued to travel at speed through the car park, police said.

Headteacher Zoe Johnson-Walker said: "This was a shocking, extraordinary incident, which has had an impact on the teacher and the rest of my staff.

"It is regrettable that an individual has chosen to behave with such a blatant disregard for someone simply doing their job in trying to keep our students safe.

"The governors and I believe that this is a just outcome and sends a clear message about behaviour towards public servants."

PC Andrew Searle said: "Rainer Schoeman's actions on that day were absolutely disgraceful and could have had far worse consequences for the teacher, and other children who he narrowly missed.

"It is clearly no way to behave in front of children at a school firstly with their safety in mind, but also it sets an incredibly poor example.

"We all know that school car parking situations are a frustration for many parents around the country, however if you cross the line there is every chance you can go to prison as Rainer Schoeman has done."