Teacher who swapped ‘sexually suggestive’ messages with a female pupil will not be banned from profession

The Liverpool Echo is reporting that a teacher who sent “sexually suggestive” social media messages to a female pupil will be allowed to return to the classroom…

Craig Wrangles resigned from his job at Cowley International College in St Helens after the relationship was unmasked by another pupil.

Now a misconduct panel has ruled the 43-year-old should not be struck off, despite finding he referred to the girl as his “baby” and asked her to send him pictures of herself.

He was questioned by police but they decided his actions stopped short of breaking the law.

Wrangles was hired as a physics teacher in September 2013, but was suspended four months later when a string of inappropriate messages were discovered on her phone…

The National College for Teaching and Leadership panel found Wrangles’ messages to the girl were “sexually suggestive” and “blurred the professional boundaries” between pupil and teacher.

But the panel stopped short of recommending he should be banned from the profession…

 

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