Lifetime ban for East Yorks teacher

Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by The News Editor

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A science teacher from East Yorkshire who had sex with a pupil has been banned from teaching for life.

Christopher Hird, 51, also had “sexually-motivated” interactions with other female students over several years during his time at Longcroft High School in Beverley and South Holderness Technology College near Hull.

A disciplinary panel at the ruled he had abused his position and made serious departure from the personal and professional conduct elements of the Teacher’s Standards.

Mr Hird was cleared of sex assault charges at Hull Crown Court in 2013.

But the panel concluded his conduct seriously affected the well-being of pupils, plus described some of his actions as sexually motivated.

He repeatedly touched some female pupils, while the allegations were not isolated and occurred over a number of years.

Mr Hird is prohibited from teaching indefinitely. He cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England, nor is he entitled to apply for restoration of his eligibility to teach.

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Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by The News Editor

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