Published On: Fri, May 1st, 2015 on 6:47 pm

Maths teacher who made sexual comments to young pupil banned

A maths teacher who made explicit sexual comments to a young female pupil at a school in Huddersfield has been banned from teaching.

Shelley College Huddersfield

Shelley College. Image: Google.

Andrew Green, 59, was teaching at Shelley College in Huddersfield when he asked a girl if she had “fantasies she wanted to share”.

At a Teaching and Leadership Professional Panel hearing, the panel was told that during a one to one lesson on 14 July 2014, Mr Green “inappropriately discussed” with one pupil matters of a “sexual nature” and that he touched the pupil “inappropriately on or around the same time the comments were being made.”

During the course of the lesson the actions of Mr Green were alleged to have made the pupil feel “distressed and unsafe”.

He was not at the hearing and offered no defence.

He had previously been given a written warning for his behaviour towards female students.

An official from the Secretary of State’s office said: “There was no evidence to suggest that Mr Green was acting under duress, and in fact the panel found the teacher’s actions to be deliberate and motivated.

“Accordingly they [the panel] recommend that the order should be without the opportunity for Mr Green to apply to have it set aside. I agree with their recommendation.

“This means that Mr Andrew Green is prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England.”

Mr Green shall not be entitled to apply for restoration of his eligibility to teach.

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