Drunk in lessons and browsing on web for sex toys teacher banned
A WOMAN specialneeds school teacher who showed up for classes DRUNK and used her work laptop to browse the web for sex toys has been banned from the profession.
Jill Collins, 56, who taught at Castledon School, in Wickford, Essex, blamed her slurred speech on migraine medication – but failed a police breath test after being escorted from the grounds.
A National College for Teaching and Leadership panel heard senior staff checked her emails after concerns and found several inappropriate messages sent to her partner, including links to the Ann Summers website.
Another email to a porn website appeared to be an attempt to cancel her membership.
The first allegation against Collins arose on May 18, 2015, when she was said to be drunk in charge of pupils.
Headteacher Philippa Holliday told the panel “it was apparent that she was under the influence of alcohol” during a morning meeting.
A further allegation that Collins viewed dating websites on her work laptop during class time was not upheld because her browsing history showed she only used them out of school hours.