Teacher banned from classroom for life after spending night with student
An ex teacher has been barred from the profession for life after he spent the night in a hotel with one of his students.
Former business studies teacher Christopher Houghton has been sacked from St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College, in Lanchester, County Durham, after exchanging around four months worth of text messages with a female pupil.
He then spent the night in a hotel with her in January last year.
The 41-year-old, who had worked at the school since 2002, initially denied that the hotel stay was sexually motivated – and claimed that it was a ‘spontaneous’ trip over... read more
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