Teacher who kissed pupil on date still allowed to work at school

The Telegraph is reporting that a Religious Education teacher who went on a date with a pupil and kissed her has been allowed to continue working in the same school…

George Moore, 30, admitted bombarding the teenager, known as Pupil A, with dozens of emails including 20 messages on one day.

The married father-of-one even met up with the girl during the summer holidays in 2012 and in August he took her on a date where he kissed her.

Despite admitting seducing the girl he has been allowed to keep his job following a disciplinary hearing.

Mr Moore first met the girl who was a pupil at The Abbey School, Berkshire in January 2012.

He was found guilty of professional misconduct following a hearing in Coventry.

The Secretary of State has spared him a classroom ban after hearing he was a “good teacher.”

…Head teacher Ken Moffat said Moore, who started at the school in September 2010, said he was a “very good teacher” and would be “devastated” if he was struck off.

The panel ruled that a prohibition order would “not be a proportionate sanction” and said he was allowed to continue teaching.

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  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove What do parents of children at the school think? Possibly an error to release teacher’s name and school if he’s still there

  2. miconm

    SchoolsImprove he would have been at least 11 years older than any pupil & even if she was >18 he breached professional code. Surprised

  3. willott333

    SchoolsImprove well that’s shows how bad the teaching grading system is. How can he be classed as a good teacher? Good teaching is about1/2

  4. willott333

    SchoolsImprove 2/2 more than just teaching students a subject it’s preparing them for life and leading by example. What a good example!!!

  5. FionaTipper

    SchoolsImprove am shocked at this! He proved he is anything but a good teacher. School have duty to protect children from this.

  6. anthonysappong

    SchoolsImprove hope nobody regrets this decision 10, 20 or even 30+ years down the line! I am all for giving people a chance but…..

  7. pheebstweets

    miconm itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove So she was 18 yo upper 6th and the date/kiss took place after she left school. Not so clear cut..

  8. technologytotea

    pbates76 SchoolsImprove I haven’t read fully but going with brief outline is enough for me to say, this is not right!

  9. arwenwhite

    SchoolsImprove I don’t care if he was “a good teacher”, as a teacher you are entrusted with the care of people’s children. This is wrong.

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