Assistant head banned from teaching over ‘sexually motivated’ emails with pupil, 16

The Evening Standard is reporting that an assistant headteacher who sent a 16-year-old pupil a series of flirtatious and sexual emails has been banned from the profession.

Catherine Towey encouraged the pupil’s crush on her in a string of emails between the pair while she worked at The Elmgreen School, Tulse Hill, south London…

A National College for Teaching and Leadership panel found that MsTowey’s actions were sexually motivated and she was thrown out of the profession.

On November 28 2014 a sixth form student at the school informed a staff member that they had concerns about Towey becoming very close to the Year 11 student.

The student provided screen shots of Ms Towey’s emails in which she mentioned her “proper boobs.”…

Ms Towey responded to the pupil’s request of a kiss by saying she felt ‘properly close’ to him and that a kiss “would be weirdly natural and just lovely”…

Michael Lesser, chair of the panel, said: “In spite of Ms Towey’s vociferous denial of sexual motivation, the panel is clear that Ms Towey was flattered by Pupil A’s growing infatuation and increasing sexual ambition…”

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