The 28-Year-Old Bristol School Teacher Denies Having Sex With Pupil
A 28-year-old woman who downed wine on board an aircraft and had sex with her pupil in the toilet has been struck off.
The Bristol secondary school Physics teacher called Eleanor Wilson tried to hide the liaison with her pupil even after being questioned by her school. However, the incident came to light in 2016 after another pupil who found out about the aeroplane toilet incident tried to blackmail her and threatened to expose her unless she engaged in sexual activities with him.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership has refused to reveal which school the teacher or the pupil was from, but they have confirmed that Eleanor Wilson has been banned from teaching.
Eleanor Wilson who had been employed by the school since 2013 did not turn up at a misconduct hearing held by the NCTL. The case was heard in her absence.
The case heard that Eleanor became close to the Pupil during a school trip and they both started flirting on the aircraft while looking after another student who had become unwell. It was also revealed that the 28-year-old teacher was intoxicated, and the pupil had also drunk five mini-bottles of wine.
According to the evidence given, both Miss Eleanor Wilson and the pupil sneaked off to the toilet and started kissing, and had oral sex as well as sexual intercourse without using protection. The hearing also heard this was not the first incident involving Pupil A.
Eleanor Wilson continued to communicate outside of school with Pupil A and tool him on a few outings.
The head teacher of the school was informed of the allegations about Eleanor Wilson and Pupil A. As a result, Eleanor was interviewed about the allegations but no further action was taken due to lack of evidence.
The hearing heard how Miss Wilson tried to keep the relationship secret by instructing Pupil A to delete all text messages he had sent to her and the messages she had sent to him.
Miss Wilson in March 2016 was concerned when she started to receive the blackmail emails from Pupil C. The e-mails made her aware that he knew about the relationship and threatened to reveal all unless she agreed to have sexual conduct with him. The e-mails were eventually reported to the school who referred them to the police, and Miss Wilson was dismissed in May 2016.
Miss Wilson has denied the allegations made against her.
The NCTL said in a statement: “The conduct of Wilson fell significantly short of the standards expected of the profession. The panel has found that the offences of serious dishonesty and sexual activity are relevant.
“The panel considered that this behaviour considerably eroded the boundary between Wilson and Pupil A, and to Pupil A’s detriment.”
Miss Wilson was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and will not be allowed to apply for a teaching position in the future.