Teachers struck off for three years for having sex at school

The BBC is reporting that two teachers who had sex in a school office in Swansea have been struck off for three years.

A tryst between Bethan Thomas and head Graham Daniels came to light after a pupil filmed outside the door at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg in Bryn Tawe and posted it online.

Both teachers resigned from their jobs.

A fitness to practice hearing of the Education Workforce Council in Cardiff ruled their conduct was unprofessional, calling it “reckless”, and struck them off for three years.

“These were serious allegations which impact on public confidence in the profession,” said panel chairwoman Jacquie Turnbull. 

“Their conduct was so serious that it is fundamentally incompatible with that of a registered person. It was an abuse of their position of trust. Their behaviour was reckless.”

Mr Daniels told the hearing that he deeply regretted his actions, adding: “It is something I am completely ashamed of.”

Former deputy head and chemistry teacher Miss Thomas said: “My behaviour fell short of the standards expected…”

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By all accounts both were outstanding teachers, but any sympathy with them over the outcome here?

 

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