Drama teacher’s les­bian romps in a field with teen girl pupil

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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.

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