Miss banned over top­less selfie to pupil

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A FE­MALE teacher who sent a TOP­LESS selfie to one of her for­mer pupils has been banned from work­ing in schools.

Linda Har­vey, 43, sent an “in­de­cent im­age” to a 16-year-old boy just four months after he left Park High School, in Colne, Lancs, a pro­fes­sional con­duct panel heard.

Mrs Har­vey, who had worked at the school for 10 years, ad­mit­ted send­ing texts to the teen along with Face­book mes­sages.

The in­ti­mate pic­ture, which showed “a bare-breasted woman from the neck down who has been iden­ti­fied as Mrs Har­vey” was sent in Novem­ber 2012.

The for­mer teach­ing as­sis­tant was found guilty of un­ac­cept­able pro­fes­sional con­duct and bring­ing her pro­fes­sion into dis­re­pute by the Na­tional Col­lege for Teach­ing and Lead­er­ship.

She has to wait at least five years be­fore she can ap­ply to have the ban lifted.

In a writ­ten state­ment about her be­hav­iour, Mrs Har­vey said: “I would like to apol­o­gise for any up­set and dis­tress caused to the ex-pupil who I let down badly.”

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