Bedfordshire News is reporting that an upper school teacher has been banned from the country’s classrooms indefinitely after sending a flood of emails to four girl pupils.
Richard Charles Merrett, 30, who was head of year 13 and sixth form co-ordinator at Stratton Upper School, in Biggleswade, sent over 500 emails to one girl, which included the comments ‘you have nice pins which many girls would die for’ and ‘you have a beautiful body’.Other allegations included that, in the emails, he made ‘sexual references’, referred to a former school employee as ‘a f**ing waste of space’ and discussed his marriage and personal life.
The panel’s findings say Mr Merrett – who resigned from his post at Stratton Upper on April 30, 2015 – admitted the allegations against him and stated numerous times that there was never any sexual intent in the emails he sent to the girls.
Last Monday, he was found guilty by a National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) disciplinary panel which heard the case in Coventry of unacceptable professional conduct and banned from teaching indefinitely on behalf of the Education Secretary.
The full outcome of the hearing can be read here:
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