Woman banned from teaching over sexual misconduct with Year 11 pupil

Seaford Head school SUS-150415-202742001
Seaford Head school SUS-150415-202742001

A woman has been banned from teaching after a hearing found proven allegations she had been involved in sexual misconduct with a Year 11 pupil.

Rosalind Ramsey, former head of science at Seaford Head School, in East Sussex, was not present when the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s professional conduct panel delivered its outcome.

Ms Ramsey, 39, had been suspended and then dismissed after allegations against her were investigated by the school, a report published by the panel said.

A hearing was held on July 18 and 19 in Coventry, which found she had: engaged in an inappropriate relationship and/or failed to maintain appropriate boundaries with the boy – referred to as Pupil A.

It also found she had become friends with him on Facebook and made contact with him by telephone and/or Facebook messages, both of which were contrary to the school’s social media policy.

The hearing found she had kissed Pupil A at or near Seaford Golf Course and in her car, and had sexual contact with him on more than one occasion in her car.

In his report, the panel’s decision maker, Alan Meyrick, said Ms Ramsey was “prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England”.

He added: “Furthermore, in view of the seriousness of the allegations found proved against her, I have decided that Ms Rosalind Ramsey shall not be entitled to apply for restoration of her eligibility to teach.”

Ms Ramsey has 28 days to appeal the decision.

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