The Express is reporting that a PE teacher who got teenage schoolgirls to sit on his lap, hugged them and had “inappropriate conversations” has been banned from the classroom for life.
Andrew Wilson was banned from teaching in schools for life…
The incidents spanned ten years while Wilson, who also taught IT, worked at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, between 2000 and 2011.
A professional conduct panel of the National College for Teaching and Leadership sitting in Coventry found Wilson guilty of unacceptable professional misconduct, although they decided his behaviour was not sexually motivated.
Chair Mr Michael Lesser said: “All of the particulars are of a similar nature involving over familiarity with pupils, inappropriate physical contact and conversations. His inappropriate conduct towards pupils has been sustained and has damaged the reputation of the profession.”
The hearing was told at the time the girls would have been aged in their early or mid teens, and Wilson “allowed pupils to sit on his knee, and to have hugged some.”…
Wilson was also accused of having engaged in “more intimate sexual activity” with two other girls, but the committee threw out these allegations.
But he was prohibited from teaching indefinitely which means he cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England…
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