The BBC is reporting that a grammar school teacher has been banned from working in schools after he went out with a 15-year-old girl he met on a dating website…
Jeffrey Tansey, 40, was a teacher at Aylesbury Grammar School when he contacted the girl on a dating website.
A National College for Teaching and Leadership panel heard he first thought she was 18 or older but then met her despite knowing her true age.
Mr Tansey denied his behaviour in 2012 was of a “sexual nature”.
During the conduct hearing, Mr Tansey said he only met up with the girl – who was not a pupil at his school – “in order to assess her vulnerability, offer her support” and to help prevent “her from putting herself at risk in the future”.
However, the panel said it did not find his explanation “credible”, adding he had referred to the meeting as a “date”, held hands with her and twice exchanged “closed mouth kisses on the lips”…
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