TOP HEAD QUITS OVER PREG­NANT EX-PUPIL AF­FAIR Teen hav­ing 47-year-old su­perteacher’s baby


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AR­RESTED: Ex­ec­u­tive Prin­ci­pal Sean His­lop A TOP head­mas­ter has left his job af­ter he was ar­rested for al­legedly hav­ing a re­la­tion­ship with a for­mer pupil, now said to be preg­nant with his child.

Sean Hes­lop, 47, was de­tained on sus­pi­cion of abuse of a po­si­tion of trust and freed on po­lice bail un­til July 30.

The for­mer stu­dent, who can­not be named for legal rea­sons, is reach­ing the end of her first year at uni­ver­sity and the baby is due in the next few months.

Mr Hes­lop was suspended from his du­ties as a su­per head­teacher at Folke­stone Academy and Mar­lowe Academy in Rams­gate, Kent, last month but has since re­signed.

A schools spokesman said: “Gov­er­nors can con­firm that Sean Hes­lop has re­signed his po­si­tion as ex­ec­u­tive prin­ci­pal of Folke­stone and Mar­lowe Academies, and the schools will con­tinue to be led by their re­spec­tive head teach­ers.”

The Cam­bridge-ed­u­cated prin­ci­pal, who sep­a­rated from his wife last year, has not worked since April af­ter the al­leged re­la­tion­ship emerged.

A fam­ily mem­ber claimed at the time he was “the hap­pi­est he’s ever been” as he was look­ing for­ward to be­com­ing a fa­ther this sum­mer.

The for­mer pupil, now 18, be­came preg­nant at the end of last year af­ter leav­ing school and start­ing at a Lon­don uni­ver­sity.

She wrote on so­cial me­dia that she was “in a lov­ing re­la­tion­ship” and had a lot of sup­port, but said some peo­ple were quick to judge her as she was a preg­nant teenager.

The ex-pupil re­counted in a blog how her for­mer head­mas­ter came to visit her at uni­ver­sity af­ter she be­gan her de­gree last Septem­ber.

Mr Hes­lop split from his Canadian wife Ce­line, 44, in the au­tumn af­ter nine years of mar­riage and left their £850,000 home in Bat­tersea, south-west Lon­don.

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