Teacher struck off for stealing £2,400 from school trips fund

The Sunderland Echo is reporting that a local PE teacher who stole £2,400 in deposits for a school trip to Spain has been struck off.

Gary Greenhouse, 35, took cash handed over by parents at Charles Thorp School, in Ryton, Gateshead, and used it to pay off loan sharks.

But his scam was rumbled when some parents asked for a refund and found that the money had gone missing.

Greenhouse, who was also assistant head of year, was able to siphon off the funds over seven months, between December 1, 2013, and July 15 last year, as he was the point of the contact for the planned trip.

He was spared jail by Gateshead Magistrates in November last year, and given a six month sentence suspended for 12 months and 300 hours of community service.

The National College of Teaching and Leadership has now banned him indefinitely from re-entering the classroom.

The tribunal was also told Greenhouse had a previous caution from Northumbria Police on 10 April 2005 for possessing of cocaine…

He has been banned from teaching with immediate effect and has up to 28 days to appeal the decision.

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