Drama teacher’s lesbian romps in a field with teen girl pupil
A MARRIED drama teacher had sex with a female pupil in her car and in fields, a disciplinary hearing was told.
Sarah Barton, 36, taught the unnamed pupil and a friendship developed between the two of them that led to a sexual relationship, the National College for Teaching and Leadership heard.
The panel was told the head of drama and dance contacted the girl by phone using WhatsApp messaging because it could not be traced.
Mrs Barton also met the girl in her school office and drove her home.
The panel heard from a witness who said Barton told her she had sex in the car with the girl – whose parents gave their permission to have a lift on the basis it was a proper teacher pupil relationship. relationship existed between you and the pupil.”
They heard that Barton also went to her parents’ home for dinner and also visited to celebrate the girl’s birthday.
The panel added: “It is self evidence that any relationship between a teacher and a pupil leading to and/or involving any sexual activity must be sexually motivated.”
They decided she should be banned from teaching for five years before she can hope to return to the classroom.
The panel said she was ‘dedicated to her career and to ensuring that the pupils at her school received the best education available’.
They said she had suffered a ‘significant trauma’ which was ‘unusual and extreme’ and could have ‘impacted on her judgement prior to and during the relationship.