Sussex music teacher banned over sexual relationships with pupils

A music teacher has been banned “indefinitely” from the classroom after striking up “disturbing” relationships with two pupils.

Nathan Waring, 37, “developed an inappropriate relationship” with a 12 year old while working at a boarding prep school in Eastbourne.

Despite warnings, his conduct continued towards a second girl when he took up a job at a boarding school in Norfolk.

A misconduct panel concluded that Mr Waring “showed no remorse“.

The hearing, led by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), found Mr Waring struck up a relationship with a girl – known as Pupil A – while working at St Bede’s Prep in Eastbourne, between 2004 and 2007.

He sent text messages of a sexual nature and kissed and touched her inappropriately, the NCTL panel heard.

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Repton School teacher banned from teaching for sexually assaulting pupil

Teacher at private boarding school is banned from the classroom after putting his hand on a pupil’s bottom and telling her she was sending his blood pressure soaring

  • John Mitchell, 41, groped 16-year-old girl at Repton School in Derby
  • When she bent over, he told her: ‘Bloody hell. You’ll give me a coronary’
  • Father-of-four touched her leg when he drove her home after school event
  • He was cautioned by police for engaging in sexual activity with the pupil
  • Disciplinary panel banned him from teaching for minimum of two years

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Repton School sued for for failing to protect pupil from a ‘rapist’

Teenager tries to sue prestigious £33,000-a-year Repton School for failing to protect her from a ‘rapist’

  • Police called to Repton School after 16-year-old said she was attacked
  • 17-year-old arrested on suspicion of carrying out sex assault in a park
  • But the pupil’s alleged victim now wants to sue school for negligence
  • Roald Dahl and Jeremy Clarkson were former pupils at the top school

A teenager is trying to sue a private boarding school over claims it failed to protect her from an alleged rapist.

Police were called to £33,000-a-year Repton School in Derbyshire after the 16-year-old said she was attacked.

A 17-year-old pupil was arrested on suspicion of carrying out the sex assault in a park close to the prestigious school, where Roald Dahl and Jeremy Clarkson were former pupils.

Daily Mail

Jon Snow: C4 News presenter abused at Ardingly College aged 6

The Channel 4 News presenter, Jon Snow, was abused by a domestic servant at his boarding school when he was around six years old, in 1953.

It took him years to talk to anyone about his experience: ‘It is very, very difficult to do. But it’s an essential thing to do’.

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Wycombe Abbey boarding school teacher given lifetime teaching ban for sex with pupil

A drama teacher had sex with a former pupil at a top boarding school after sending her Valentines Day messages.

Matthew McGowan, 38, touched the girl’s bottom, pulled her close to him and stroked the insides of her thighs during rehearsals for a school play.

He also wrote ‘Happy Valentines’ Day from a secret admirer 😉 ‘ in the Year 13 pupil’s diary.

McGowan was a drama teacher at the £12,600 a term all girls boarding school Wycombe Abbey School in High Wycombe, Bucks, when the incidents took place in 2013.

He also gave her his personal email address in October 2014, wrote inappropriate messages on one or more occasions and gave her his private mobile number.

He also engaged in an inappropriate relationship with “Pupil A” after she left the school and engaged in sexual activity with her on school premises on one or more occasions.

McGowan was said to have tried to get the girl to lie to police and give a false account of the nature of their relationship during the police investigation in 2016.

Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Mr Matthew McGowan

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Paedophile who abused boys at boarding school has sentence doubled

Steven Joyce, 66, groomed and assaulted children at the Marland School near Torrington, Devon during a decade of abuse during the 1980s

Lord Justice Davis ruled that the sentence was “far far too low” – and doubled it to 14 years and four months

A twisted pensioner who serially abused boys at a north Devon boarding school in the 1980s had his too soft sentence doubled by senior judges today.

Steven John Joyce, 66, preyed on four vulnerable schoolboys when he should have been guarding their welfare, London’s Appeal Court heard.

He cynically groomed the youngsters by giving them sweets and chocolate eggs, and encouraged them to think of him as a father figure.

Joyce’s job at the school was to act as “house-parent” with special responsibility for the pupils’ pastoral care.

One victim claimed Joyce had “ruined his life”, Lord Justice Davis told the court.

Another told how Joyce regularly took him out of his dormitory at night to abuse him.

Joyce, of Erme Drive in Ivybridge, faced investigations in 1991 and 2011, but it was only in May last year that he was finally brought to book.

He was handed a sentence of seven years and two months after admitting a string of sex crimes – including 11 indecent assaults and two attempts at buggery.

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Trial for former boarding school groundsman accused of sexual offences against pupils

Peter Weyman denies 31 offences against two boys relating to Chelfham Mill school, near Barnstaple

A trial date has been set for a pensioner accused of historic child sexual offences against pupils at Chelfham Mill school near Barnstaple more than 20 years ago.

Peter Weyman, 66, of Cleveland Close, Carlton in Lindrick, Yorkshire, first appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court on January 3.

He pleaded not guilty to child abduction and 10 charges of indecency when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court in February.

In March, he was charged with 20 further offences regarding another boy, pleading not guilty to these in April.

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With serious sexual abuse allegations, Christ’s Hospital school fights back. With a silly puff piece!

Who cares about the colour of their socks or whether the uniform is the oldest or looks like Hogwart’s? Why aren’t these young children being raised at home, instead of in a loveless, ancient, allegedly dangerous institution? When there are sexual predators about? Who is looking after your children?

“Breeches, knee socks and frock coats – meet the children starting school in Britain’s oldest uniform”

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Christ’s Hospital School teacher admits child sex attacks

A former teacher has admitted indecently assaulting schoolboys at a boarding school.

Peter Webb, 74, pleaded guilty to 11 charges related to abuse at Christ’s Hospital School, in Horsham, West Sussex, between 1974 and 1984.

The youngest of his victims was 11-years-old.

One more charge has been left on file at Lewes Crown Court. Webb, who now lives in France, will be sentenced on 12 October.

Three other men, who also taught at the school, are facing similar charges.

Gary Dobbie, 66, who lives in France, pleaded not guilty to 11 charges relating to two boys and two girls between 1990 and 1999.

James Andrew Husband, 67, from York pleaded not guilty to nine charges of indecent assault and rape against one girl between 1990 and 1993.

Both men will stand trial on 29 May next year.

Ajaz Karim, 62, from London, who is head of squash at Eton College, pleaded not guilty to nine indecent assaults and one attempted indecent assault on six females between 1985 and 1993. His trial was set for 3 April 2018.

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