Qld teacher who slept with ex-pupil banned from schools

A Queensland high school teacher who had sex with a past student and engaged in sexual banter with others has been banned from schools until the end of 2018.

The 34-year-old, who can’t be named, has now prohibited him from applying to re-register as a teacher for more than three years by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

A recent tribunal judgment described how he had inappropriate relationships with three students during his four-year stint at the school from 2007 and 2011.


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In 2010, he engaged in sexual banter with a Year 10 student on Facebook and kissed her twice on school grounds after asking her to stay back after class.

Afterwards the girl, who had health and family issues, said she didn’t want to see him again.

However, she contacted him in 2012 after she had left the school and they had a brief sexual liaison, according to the tribunal’s written judgment, published on Monday.

Between 2008 and 2009 the teacher also started social media friendships with two other students who had personal issues.

In 2011, after one moved schools, they began having sexual banter and he told her “you’re getting really hot” and “you’re going to be like smoking when you’re older”.

He kept in contact with the third student after her graduation and told her he loved her and repeatedly asked to meet her.

The teacher, now deregistered, hasn’t taught since he was sacked in 2012.

Following a hearing, the tribunal last month decided to ban him from reapplying to teach until December 5, 2018.

In their judgment, tribunal senior member Kerrie O’Callaghan and members Stuart MacDonald and Tina Guthrie said his behaviour was not up to expected standards and “crossed the appropriate and community-expected boundaries”.

The teacher must submit a satisfactory psychologist’s report with any future application to teach.

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